Irish mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from the sport on Tuesday. He did so in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and made the quick reveal on Twitter.
“Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today,” McGregor said in a tweet.
“I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement,” he added.
McGregor has not been inside the octagon since October 6, when he was beaten by UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor was suspended until April 6 following a post-fight brawl.