Is Conor McGregor retiring from MMA? UFC star teases another departure from fighting

When will McGregor disclose his retirement from MMA, he might have enigmatically proclaimed it once more. Supporters are left speculating about what his subsequent action will be as he recuperates from an injury he endured at UFC 264.

McGregor landed a part in the “Road House” remake alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. McGregor made that tweet following his statement, “Mma, I’ll always remember you! Effortless job.” McGregor playfully hinted at his official departure from the octagon through a sequence of messages on Twitter.

Mma, I’ll never forget you! Easy work.

After several hours, he made a reference to the film “Titanic” by saying, “I will never let go, Jack!” This could have been hinting at Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

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Until 2019, Conor McGregor’s final UFC bout occurred. In 2016, he emerged victorious against Eddie Alvarez to secure the lightweight championship. With relative ease, McGregor achieved the remarkable feat of claiming both the UFC lightweight and featherweight titles, establishing his dominance in the sport several years ago.

McGregor’s record since his return stands at 1-3. Upon his comeback, McGregor was completely controlled by Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor’s presence in the octagon was brief, but the fight catapulted him to become one of the wealthiest athletes in history. In 2017, he engaged in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather rematch with McGregor has also been teased. It may cause a delay in the filming of “Road House,” but he is expected to return to action in 2023. McGregor underwent surgery to fix his broken tibia, which he suffered during his second fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

Using his new film venture, McGregor teased (right after announcing his potential retirement) that he will eventually be back in the octagon.

I’ll be back! For the sake of humankind! I must return! 🦸‍♂️ Happy birthday my man, @Schwarzenegger! Hope you and H are proud of my recovery / work and my latest move on the board. Fun times ahead, bring it 🦿❤️

Let’s do this. Exciting moments are coming up, I am proud of my recent progress on the project and I hope you are too, @man Schwarzenegger! Happy birthday to me! I have to go back. It’s for the benefit of humanity! I will return.

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Conor McGregor’s retirement record

Whether you believe it or not, this is not the initial occasion McGregor has hinted at his retirement from MMA.

Someday, that period of retirement would only endure. Following his failure to attend a media occasion, he found himself in a predicament with the UFC. As a consequence, a rematch with Nate Diaz was scheduled, and McGregor declared his retirement in 2016.

I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.

This was also when McGregor had multiple legal issues. McGregor’s retirement was a result of him wanting to secure ownership stake in the UFC. At that time, McGregor was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his wild involvement in the chaotic situation. After losing his first fight since 2016 to then-UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov Khabib, McGregor was out of the Octagon and a massive brawl took place. McGregor teased leaving the sport again in March.

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McGregor and White shared messages on social media after negotiations fell flat, a tactic all too familiar. McGregor then wanted to wait and see how the fight between Gaethje and Nurmagomedov, the interim lightweight champion, would go. He was ready to get back to the top of the lightweight division and had just beaten Donald Cerrone at the start of the year. Once again, McGregor stole the spotlight when he made another retirement post following UFC 250 in 2020.

“Deceive me once, disgrace on you; deceive me twice, disgrace on me.” Presently, it remains uncertain what McGregor’s motives are in this recent string of tweets. A traditional saying holds significance.