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A timeline of all three of Conor McGregor’s retirements.
Over the previous 4 years, UFC star Conor McGregor has made headlines for controversial and promising causes. Instantly after UFC 250 the previous featherweight and light-weight champion introduced on he was but once more retiring from the game of MMA.
MMA followers are not any stranger to this theme, for a lot of, the announcement was not stunning. This now marks the third time that the Irishman determined that he would name it quits.
Right here’s every of the 3 times McGregor retired.
Conor McGregor’s first retirement – April 19, 2016
The primary got here in 2016 after McGregor determined to not journey to america for media occasions surrounding his rematch with Nate Diaz.
Thankfully for Dana White, he was in a position to get McGregor again for a showdown with Diaz that turned out to be the most effective fights of that 12 months. Out of the highest 10 fights in 2016, the UFC ranked the Mcgregor vs. Diaz rematch at No. 2. The primary retirement lasted 46 days.
Conor McGregor’s second retirement – March 25, 2019
The second retirement was much more controversial than the primary. This got here 5 months after McGregor misplaced to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
Whereas many anticipated McGregor to come back again, this time round was a bit of difficult. On the time McGregor was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Fee till April, because of a brawl that broke out with Nurmagomedov following their battle. The second retirement lasted 9 days.
Conor McGregor’s third retirement – June 6, 2020
With the present state that the UFC is at the moment in, it’s very doable that this might find yourself being McGregor’s longest retirement for the foreseeable future. Cash points stemming from the pandemic put negotiating with the UFC tough and it’s unlikely the UFC will wish to lose a reside gate on a McGregor battle.