Conor McGregor Retires From FightingJune 13, 2020
The most popular mixed martial arts fighter on the planet is Conor McGregor. The UFC star has made millions of dollars inside of the cage. He also pulled in an estimated $100 million when he lost a fight to Floyd Mayweather a few years ago. Conor recently sent out a tweet that said he was retiring. This has sent shock waves through the sport because of how popular he is around the world. It should be noted that this is not the first time that Conor has retired. He also sent out a similar retirement tweet in the past. That proved to be false as he has fought a couple of times since that initial retirement tweet.
It seems that the reason that Conor McGregor is claiming to be retired is because the UFC will not give him the opponents that he wants to face. He claims to have made to proposals to the UFC that were both rejected. This is only his side of the story. The UFC has yet to make a formal announcement on Conor’s future. He is still under exclusive contract with the UFC. Therefore, his only option is to retire. He can’t fight for another company.
Conor McGregor certainly does not need to fight for the money any more. He also has an Irish whiskey called Proper Number 12 that is flying off shelves. It is believed that he will eventually make more money from the whiskey than he will from fighting. Many people thought his actual retirement would have happened a long time ago. However, he claims that he still has a passion for competition. That is why he still wants to get into the cage. It remains to be seen if this retirement is real.
Conor McGregor has a very interesting story. His father was a plumber in Ireland. He was an apprentice learning to be a plumber. However, he felt miserable going to the job site every day. He knew that he did not want to spend the rest of his life being a plumber. Therefore, he decided to start training to fight in mixed martial arts. There was no money in fighting at the very low levels of the sport. However, fighting made him happy. Therefore, he decided to stay with it and focus his entire life around fighting. He entered a European fighting promotion called King of the Cage and became its featherweight champion.
Conor McGregor started to get a lot of media attention for a couple of reasons. There was his obvious fighting skill. However, Conor also has the gift of gab. This is putting it mildly. Videos of Conor started to show up online where he would insult his opponents in a very clever and creative way. He was a master of promoting his fights and getting people interested in them. This bright Conor to the attention of the UFC They are the biggest mixed martial arts company in the world. They signed Conor to a contract. It was not long until he was a star.
Conor McGregor has not taken himself out of the USADA testing pool. This is an important detail. If Conor did that, he would need to wait at least six months until he could return. However, he could fight at any time right now. The reality is that he has not officially retired because he has not filled out the paperwork needed to do so. Conor’s retirement is a clear negotiating ploy with the UFC. It will be very interesting to see if it works. Only time will tell if that is the case.