Two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor introduced on Twitter Sunday that he was retiring from combined martial arts, ending a profession as one of the crucial profitable cage fighters of all time.

“Hey guys I’ve determined to retire from preventing,” McGregor stated. “Thanks all for the wonderful reminiscences! What a experience it’s been! Here’s a image of myself and my mom in Las Vegas publish one in all my World title wins! Choose the house of your desires Mags I really like you! No matter you need it’s yours.”

This isn’t the primary time that McGregor has introduced that he’s calling it a profession. In 2016, he introduced that he had “determined to retire younger” throughout his reign as featherweight champion after being defeated by “Final Fighter” winner Nate Diaz through submission in a non-title combat. Just a few days later, McGregor introduced he was preventing once more. In 2019, he introduced his retirement once more, however UFC President Dana White stated he believed it was a negotiation tactic to get an possession stake within the promotion. In the end, McGregor got here out of retirement once more, going through Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone this previous January and incomes a knockout in 40 seconds.

But when that is certainly the top for McGregor, he ends it as one of the crucial profitable MMA fighters of all time with a document of 22-Four and UFC championship reigns in each the featherweight and light-weight division and turning into the promotion’s first double champion. His KO of Cerrone, which was a welterweight bout, made him the primary UFC fighter ever to attain knockouts in three completely different weight lessons.

Along with his knockout energy and relentless trash discuss, McGregor rose alongside Ronda Rousey because the face of UFC because it continued to surge in recognition. His light-weight title combat in opposition to Khabib Nurmagomedov, which was marked with derogatory exchanges and a post-fight brawl at a Vegas bar between the 2 fighters, drew a MMA document 2.Four million buys on pay-per-view. General, he has headlined 5 of the highest six highest-selling PPV occasions in MMA historical past, and his boxing match in opposition to Floyd Mayweather earned 4.three million buys, second-highest for any PPV occasion.