SWITZERLAND, JUNE 7 – Conor McGregor has retired from fighting again, just six months after making his UFC comeback.
The former two-weight world champion knocked out Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246 at the beginning of the year in just 40 seconds as he outlined plans to fight at least three times in 2020.
However, taking to Twitter in the early hours of Sunday morning, McGregor informed fans he had decided to walk away from the sport.
Just moments after Amanda Nunes made history at UFC 250 by defending her featherweight title, the Irishman released his statement on social media confirming his retirement.
He wrote: “Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting.
“Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!
“Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins!
“Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it’s yours.”