Conor McGregor tweeted early Tuesday morning that he is retiring from "Mixed Martial Arts." – though it is unclear if it really means it.
known as “Mixed Martial Art” today, ” McGregor wrote on Twitter at 1:18 am “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! " with Jimmy Fallon "on Monday night.
" We're in talks [for a fight] for July, "McGregor said on the show. “So we'll see what happens. A lot of politics going on. The fight game is a mad game. But again, like I said, and to my fans, I am in shape and I am ready. ”He had been in negations to face Donald Cerrone in July. Instead, Cerrnone will face Al Iaquinta on May 4th in Ottawa after a dispute over where a potential fight with McGregor would be positioned on the card, according to MMA Fighting. The Irishman, who is the biggest draw in UFC history, was captured in a video last week saying he would only fight as a co-main event if he received shares in the company.
"I'm ready to fight," McGregor said in the video . “I’ve said that, no problem. If the UFC wants to slide into that co-main event and help, what is, me sliding into the co-main event, it's boosting their brand over fighter rhetoric that they have. There is no problem with that. But if they want me to push that – and I have no problem pushing that – give me my rightful shares in the UFC company. That's all I ask. You can put me on the first fight of ESPN-plus, no problem. So let's see how it goes. ”
He last fought in October at UFC 229, release to Khabib Nurmagomedov by fourth-round submission in a lightweight title fight. McGregor made around $ 100 million for fighting Floyd Mayweather in 2017 and his Irish whiskey Proper Twelve has taken off. "
" He has the money to retire and his whiskey is KILLIN it, " White wrote in a text to ESPN's Brett Okamoto . “It totally makes sense. If i was him i would retire too. He's retiring from fighting. Not from working. The Whiskey will keep him busy and I'm sure he has other things working on. ”