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Morning Report: Dana White, Ronda Rousey comment on Conor McGregor's 'retirement' tweet



Conor McGregor announced he would be retiring from MMA in a tweet Monday night.

"Hey guys quick announcement, I've decided to retire from the sport formally known as 'Mixed Martial Art' today. I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partner on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas! "

If true, it would be a massive shift for MMA. McGregor has been the biggest star in MMA for years and has, in many ways, the sport in his own image. These days, the goal of every champion has become a "champ champ" like McGregor pioneered and it's easy to see the influence of his brash-talking persona has had on numerous fighters attempting to talk himself into title shots.

But the "if true" part, is a major qualifier.

McGregor sent a similar Tweet in 2016 UFC 200 because he refused to do so tour for the event. Ultimately, of course, McGregor did not retire and headline to UFC 202 a few months later. Similarly, McGregor revealed just last week that he was in negotiations with the UFC about returning, and probably got a remix with Khabib Nurmagomedov. But McGregor so what's the intent on getting his "rightful shares in the company," a point the UFC has been unwilling to entertain. It's very possible that McGregor is once again using retirement as a way of playing hardball with the UFC.

Of course, it's possible McGregor has just decided head trauma is unnecessary when he has other lucrative career options he can pursue. That's what UFC President Dana White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto at least.

"He has the money to retire and his whiskey is KILLIN it. It totally makes sense. If I was him I would retire too. He's retiring from fighting. Not from working. The Whiskey wants to keep him busy and I'm sure he has other things he's working on. He has been so fun to watch !!! He has accomplished incredible things in this sport. McGregor has been successful in his business ventures outside of fighting.

McGregor has been successful in his business ventures outside of the fight. Last year, he released his own brand of whiskey, Proper 12, which was released in the United States in the first two weeks and has since become the most followed spirit brand on Instagram. McGregor has partnered with David August to release his own clothing line, August McGregor. McGregor should be retired and wish to pursue Hollywood.

If McGregor is the biggest star in MMA history, Ronda Rousey is not far behind. Rousey paraphrased MMA's success into numerous film roles and, eventually, into a spot in the WWE. McGregor's decision to pursue other endeavors.

"It's a creative way to retire and it's a cryptic way to retire." "Rousey said on SportsCenter on Tuesday. "We want to see how permanent it is. If he wants to retire forever, he's more than earned it. Like I said, I'm ready to buy the second round. "

McGregor has been orbiting the WWE sphere for years now, with his persona and" Billionaire Strut "taken directly from their ranks. McGregor to appear at Wrestlemania next month?

Definitely .


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Politics. Kevin Lee says too much 'politics' at lightweight helped track move to 170.

Wrestlemania. Ronda Rousey to headline first-ever women's main event at WrestleMania.

Fluke. Colby Covington says Ben Askren will debut Robbie Lawler after 'fluke' UFC.


The MMA Hours with Kevin Lee, Stephen Thompson, Maycee Barber, and Jack Marshman.

MMW on Masvidal. The opening of this video is incredible.

Wonderboy.

Barboza respectful of Khabib and Tony.

Free Fights.


The Co-Main Event. Discussing UFC Nashville and Gaethje. Barboza.

Mookie & Crookie. Discussing what the new UFC / ESPN PPV model means for MMA fans.


The Tweet.

Khabib.

Nate has thoughts.

Reaction.

This energy thing is the dumbest ish.

Picking a fight.

Lotta fighters gonna be wanting camo shorts.

Call out.

Awesome. [19659040] Makwan Amirkhani (14-3) Vs. Chris Fishgold (18-2-1) ; UFC Stockholm, June 1.

Felice Herrig (14-8) Vs. Yan Xiaonan (10-1, 1 NC) ; UFC 238, June 8.

Dean Trueman (10-4) Vs. Soren Bak (13-1) ; Cage Warriors 106, June 26.


2008: Brian Stann knocked out Doug Marshall in 95 seconds to become the WEC light heavyweight champion at WEC 33.

2010: Daniel Cormier had his second MMA fight knocking out John Devine at Strikeforce Challengers: Johnson Vs. Mahe.


Well, Conor sure knows how to spice up a day, huh? I doubt he's actually retiring (he would not do it over a tweet, he'd hold a presser) but if this ends up being legit, good for him.

Poll

Is McGregor actually done with MMA?

  • 7%

    Yes

    Got his money and got out of there? ] (17 votes)

  • 9%

    Yes, but he will eventually come back

    (22 votes)

  • 74%

    No, this is a negotiating tactic

    (176 votes)

  • 8%

    No, this is a pro wrestling set up

    (21 votes)



236 votes total
      

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