Conor McGregor announces retirement

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

MMA fighter Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts early Tuesday morning. He made the announcement on his Twitter account.

The Irishman was being considered for a fight with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. However, things fell apart on that deal. 

MMA fighter Conor McGregor with his son Conor McGregor Jr. at Super Bowl LIII
Conor McGregor with his son Conor McGregor Jr. at Super Bowl LIII (Getty Images)

Following the news of those talks falling apart, McGregor was arrested in Miami, Florida. A fan approached him about a picture, and the fighter was not having any of it, so he took the phone. 

Being that the phone was over $1,000 in value, McGregor was hit with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief. When the fan wanted a picture, McGregor allegedly slapped the phone out of the individual’s hand.

He also reportedly stumped on it several times, before leaving with the phone.

The incident happened at approx. 5 am outside of the LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel. 

The 30-year-old Dublin, Ireland native finished with a 21-4 MMA career record. The SBG Ireland fighter lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on Oct. 6, 2019 with a submission (neck crack) in the fourth round. 

Before the fight, McGregor was away from the Octagon for nearly two years. He last fought before the Nurmagomedov fight against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 on Nov. 12, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 

Besides losing to Nurmagomedov, he also suffered losses to Artemij Sitenkov, Joseph Duffy, and Nate Diaz. 

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