Conor McGregor Announces He’s Retiring From Fighting

UFC star Conor McGregor announced that he’s retiring from fighting moments after UFC 250. It is the third time in four years that McGregor has said he was done fighting. He told ESPN that he is longer excited by the prospect of stepping into the octagon.

“The game just does not excite me, and that’s that,” McGregor said. “All this waiting around. There’s nothing happening. I’m going through opponent options, and there’s nothing really there at the minute. There’s nothing that’s exciting me.”

McGregor last retired in 2019, but then changed his mind and planned to hold three fights in 2020. He easily won his return fight in January, defeating Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds. He had intended to fight again on July 11 in Las Vegas, but the coronavirus pandemic forced UFC to cancel the bout.

“I had my goals, my plans, the season. I had everything laid out,” McGregor said. “Obviously the world has gone bleeding bonkers at the minute. There’s f— all happening at the minute. They want to throw me up and down weights and offer me stupid fights. I don’t really give a f—. I’m over it.”

McGregor’s record stands at 22-4, with two of those losses coming in UFC. He held the lightweight and featherweight titles, becoming the first UFC fighter to hold both of them at the same time.

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