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Conor McGregor Surprises Fans with A New Retirement Announcement

Conor McGregor Surprises Fans with A New Retirement Announcement

Conor McGregor has made the surprise announcement that he is retiring from fighting.

The 31-year-old fighter is no stranger to making retirement announcements, so fans aren’t so sure that this is for real.

Conor first told fans that he was retiring in 2016 and then he did it again in 2019.

“Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting,” Conor wrote on Twitter on late Saturday night (June 6) along with a photo of him and his mom. “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”

Dana White, the president of UFC, commented on the tweet and said the announcement may have happened because of the pandemic.

“I’ll remind everybody that we’re in a pandemic. The world is a crazy place right now with all these things that are going on,” Dana said (via USA Today). “I think that everybody feels this right now. There’s no fans. We can’t travel the fights around. I think everybody is pissed off, confused, been locked up in their houses for three-and-a-half months. People are wearing masks. There’s protests. There’s riots. The list goes on and on. If you don’t think what I’m doing right now is probably the hardest thing that I’ve ever done, and you don’t think three times a day I throw my (expletive) hands up and I’m ready to say, ‘(Expletive) this (expletive).’ The amount of people I have gunning at me right now is insane.”

Conor and his longtime love Dee Devlin are the parents of two kids – Conor Jr., 3, and Croia, 17 months.

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