Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from MMA.
The Dubliner, who was defeated by Khabib Nurmagomedov during his last fight in October 2018, won’t be returning to the Octagon.
Taking to social media, he said, “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today.
“I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!”
UFC boss Dana White reveals he’s not surprised by the decision, as Conor has other projects to focus his attention on.
In a statement to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, he said, “He has the money to retire and his whiskey is killing it.
“It totally makes sense. If I was him, I would retire too.”
Dana continued, “He’s retiring from fighting, not from working. The whiskey will keep him busy and I’m sure he has other things he’s working on.
“He’s been so fun to watch. He has accomplished incredible things in this sport.
“I am so happy for him and I look forward to seeing him be as successful outside of the octagon as he was in it.”