Conor McGregor tweeted early Tuesday morning that he was retiring from the "mixed martial arts" category, even though he does not know where he really thinks he is.
"Hello guys, quick announcement, I decided to retire from the sport today known as". mixed martial art ", McGregor wrote on Twitter at 1:18. "I wish good luck to all my former colleagues for the competition. I now join my old partners in this company, already retired. Pina Coladas on me guys! "
McGregor, 30, one of three UFC fighters to have organized championships in two weight classes at the same time, did not hint at his retirement at an appearance in " The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon "Monday night.
"We are in talks [for a fight] for July, "McGregor said on the show," so we'll see what happens, a lot of politics is going on, the fighting game is a crazy game, but again, as I'm doing. I said, and to my fans, I'm fit and ready. "
He had been in negotiations with Donald Cerrone in July. Instead, Cerrnone will face Al Iaquinta on May 4 in Ottawa after a dispute over whether a potential fight with McGregor would be placed on the map, according to MMA Fighting. The Irishman, who is the biggest draw in UFC history, was captured in a video last week, saying he would only fight as a main event when he was receiving action from the society.
"I'm ready to fight," McGregor says in the video. "I said that, no problem. If the UFC wants me to slip into this main event and help, it's glory to the fighting rhetoric they have. This is not a problem. But if they want me to do it – and I have no problem doing that – give me my legitimate actions in the UFC society. That's all I ask. You can put me on the first fight of ESPN-plus, no problem. So let's see how it goes.
He fought for the last time in October against UFC 229, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the match for the fourth round in a lightweight title fight. McGregor won about $ 100 million to fight Floyd Mayweather in 2017 and his Irish whiskey, Proper Twelve, took off.
McGregor tweeted in 2006 that we were "retired young" after being removed from the UFC 200 card, but that he came back to fight again.
While all this may seem normal, UFC President Dana White seems to believe that McGregor is sincere this time around.
"He has money to retire and his whiskey is KILLIN," White wrote in a text to ESPN's Brett Okamoto. "It's totally logical. If I were him, I would retire too. He withdraws from the fight. No job. The whiskey will keep him busy and I'm sure he has other projects that he works on. "