UFC Champion Conor McGregor has announced his retirement yet again, and in other news the clock struck 12 twice today.
McGregor has taken to Twitter 3 times over the last 4 years to announce that he would be retiring from MMA. Once in 2016, once in 2019, and now of course, in 2020. At this rate we should expect another one to come in roughly 2023 or so.
“Hey guys, I’ve decided to retire from fighting,” he declared. “Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!”
The wording of this tweet is almost a dead giveaway as it quite obviously exudes an immense amount of sarcasm, especially if we take into consideration McGregor’s satire and dry humor indulgences.
Dana White has learned to remain unmoved by McGregor’s vivacious claims, saying that: “Nothing is crazy and nuts right now because everything is crazy and nuts right now. On a certain level, I get it,”
“We’re in a pandemic. The world is a crazy place right now and everybody feels it. I think everybody’s pissed off, confused and been locked in their houses for three months.” White continued.
It may, however, be more plausible this time than the last couple times McGregor has pulled this stunt. Since then, he has gone on to of course lock up brand deals of all sorts, but also started his own liquor company dubbed “Proper 12” which has reportedly “sold an obscene amount of liquor.” and there’s no doubt Conor is well off for it.
He’s no longer a young exciting fighter who was an easy trend on Twitter because of his brashness. He’s been in the game a while now, he’s put on a crossover matchup between he and Floyd Mayweather that’s something the fighting world has never seen, and made an ungodly amount of money in the process.
It may be another joke, he may think he’s serious and then change his mind, but also…he could also be done.