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Fighting Arts Star McGregor Announces Retirement For The Third Time

by Zablon Ondari
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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Conor McGregor has again announced his retirement, having earlier ended his sports career in 2016 and 2019.

Taking to his Twitter account, on Sunday, 7th June, McGregor posted a picture of him with his mother, Margaret, saying he has retired from fighting.

“Hey guys, I’ve decided to retire from fighting. 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,” he wrote. ️

This is the third time that the Irish figure of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), the main organiser of MMA fights, has announced the end of his sports career.

In 2016, during a crisis with the UFC to get a rematch against Nate Diaz, the Irishman considered abandoning mixed martial arts but ended up going backward.

The same happened last year, when McGregor seemed abstracted in the defeat suffered by Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.

The 31-year-old is one of the most popular fighters in MMA history, with a record of 22-4. He was the first UFC fighter to maintain two belts of different weights at the same time.

He is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. As of 2nd June, 2020, he was ranked 8th in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound, fourth in the UFC lightweight rankings and 15th in the UFC welterweight rankings.

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