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Conor McGregor Calls Time On His MMA Career

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Mixed martial arts fighter, Conor McGregor, has announced his retirement from the sport after over a decade of being a professional fighter.

The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion called time on what has been an illustrious career in an announcement on his social media pages in the early hours of Tuesday.

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

McGregor's last fight was against Russian fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated him in the fourth round of their UFC 229 contest by submission in an event that was marred by a post-fight brawl which led to both fighters being fined and suspended.

The 30-year-old Irishman finishes with a record of 21 wins and 4 loses in 25 fights. 18 of those wins were by knockouts.

This is the second time McGregor is announcing retirement from the sport, having previously done so in April 2016.