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UFC Champion Conor McGregor Announces Retirement

UFC champion Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from the sport via social media.

In a Twitter post to his 7.5 million followers early this afternoon, McGregor said he was retiring from the sport ‘formally known as mixed martial art’.

The 30-year-old did not give any clue as to what he plans to do next.

McGregor is a former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion, and most recently fought Khabib Nurmagomedov in October, an event which smashed UFC’s pay-per-view records.

He retires with a record of 21 wins and four defeats.

Conor McGregor

However, the Irishman has only fought sparingly in recent years – the Nurmagomedov bout was his first in almost two years.

He is still suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his part in a brawl that broke out after that bout.

He famously also jumped in the boxing ring in 2017, losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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