Conor McGregor announced his retirement last night via his Twitter account. Here's what he wrote.
Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019
I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.
I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.
Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!
The announcement is likely a negotiating ploy. Just hours before his retirement tweet, McGregor, appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," said he was in contract talks for his next fight. He said that bout would probably in July.
Here's Fallon's interview with McGregor. He talks about fighting at the 5:52-mark.