The announcement came just hours after McGregor, 30, told "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
UFC star Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Monday, in a post on social media
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
Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!
– Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019
19659004] "We're in talks for July," McGregor said in his Tonight Show appearance. "I'll see what happens, it's a lot of politics going on." I like to say I'm in shape and I'm ready.
"I've done my piece for the company. I do not necessarily need to fight. I am set for life. My family is set for life. We are good, but I am eager to fight. So, we'll see what happens. I'm staying ready. "
UFC president Dana White told ESPN that McGregor's retirement is" totally makes sense. "
" He has the money to retire, and his [Proper 12] whiskey is KILLIN it, "White said via text message." It totally makes sense. If I was him, I would retire too. He's retiring from fighting. Not from working.
"He has done so fun to watch !!!" he has accomplished incredible things in this sport. I am so happy for him,
McGregor (21-4) has "retired" on social media before. In April 2016, he announced on Twitter, "Catch ya's later."
At that time, McGregor and the UFC were in a potential UFC 200. McGregor deal Ultimately, UCD 200, but he appeared in the Octagon one month later in a highly profitable second fight against his rival Nate Diaz.
McGregor's Representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.