Conor “Notorious” McGregor, 31, of Dublin, Ireland is may be hanging up the gloves soon. On June 6, 2020, the former UFC Lightweight Champion took to Twitter to announce his retirement.
This is not the first time McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. He made the same announcement in 2019, the year when he went into hiatus.
Dana White did not believe McGregor then. The UFC president accused the Irish MMA fighter of trying to secure an ownership stake in the company.
We are not sure yet what McGregor is up to this time. But the tweet came shortly after the victory of UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion Amanda “Lioness” Nunes, 32, of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil at “UFC 250.”
Featuring 12 MMA matches, “UFC 250” took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on June 6, 2020. In main event of the evening, Felicia “FeeNom” Spencer, 29, of Winter Park, Florida, USA lost via unanimous decision to the reigning UFC Women’s Featherweight Champion.
Winning at “UFC 250” improved the professional MMA record of Nunes to 20 wins and 4 losses while Spencer now has 8 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, McGregor has 22 wins and 4 losses.
The last time McGregor competed was at “UFC 246” at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on January 18, 2020. He knocked out Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, 36, of Broomfield, Colorado, USA in the welterweight division.
Training out of Straight Blast Gym Ireland in Dublin, McGregor made his professional MMA debut in 2008 and his UFC debut in 2013. He is known as the long-time rival of reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, 31, of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia, who currently has 28 wins and 0 loss.
Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz, 35, of Stockton, California, USA are the only two MMA fighters to defeat McGregor in the UFC. McGregor was able to beat Diaz in their rematch while the Dublin native and the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion have yet to have a rematch.