New York — Famous person UFC fighter Conor McGregor has introduced on social media that he’s retiring from combined martial arts. McGregor’s verified Twitter account had a publish early Tuesday that mentioned the previous featherweight and light-weight UFC champion was once creating a “fast announcement”:
The 30-year-old McGregor additionally introduced retirement on Twitter in April 2016, pronouncing he’d made up our minds to retire younger, despite the fact that he temporarily reversed that amid a dispute along with his promoters about how a lot he will have to be obligated to tout a battle scheduled with Nate Diaz that was once postponed.
Previous this month, McGregor was once arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellular phone of any person who was once seeking to take his picture, government mentioned. McGregor was once charged with theft and legal mischief. His lawyer described the altercation as minor.
McGregor, who is from Eire, returned to UFC remaining fall after a hiatus all through which he made his boxing debut, a loss to Floyd Mayweather.
He was once suspended from UFC for 6 months and fined $50,000 for a brawl after his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October.
CBS Sports activities studies McGregor mentioned as not too long ago as remaining weekend he was once in negotiations for his first post-suspension bout and was once focused on July for his subsequent go back to the hoop.
By no means a ways from controversy, McGregor pleaded responsible remaining July to disorderly habits in trade for group provider to get to the bottom of fees stemming from a behind the scenes melee at a Brooklyn area remaining April. McGregor was once additionally to be evaluated for an anger control program.
Video confirmed McGregor it appears hurling a hand truck at a bus filled with fellow warring parties after a information convention for the UFC match at Barclays Heart in April. Two warring parties harm via damaged glass have been not able to compete. McGregor was once in the beginning charged with attack, reckless endangerment and legal mischief.