3rd retirement announcement for Irish MMA superstar McGregor

first_imgThe 31-year-old – one of the most popular MMA fighters in history, had an impressive record of 22-4. He also became the first UFC fighter to hold championship belts in lightweight and featherweight divisions simultaneously. “Hey guys, I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!” McGregor wrote on his verified Twitter account. Irish mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor gets punched by arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov during their Ultimate Fighting Championship showdown in 2018. McGregor announced his retirement from the sport for the third time in the past four years. THE SUN He made his first retirement announcement via Twitter in April 2016 during a feud with the UFC over promotion of his rematch with Nate Diaz.center_img FOR the third time in the past four years, Irish mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from the sport.The two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Champion said this on a social post which was accompanied with a photo of him alongside his mother Margaret. The controversial Irish fighter, nicknamed “The Notorious,” then made a big shift in his career as he tried boxing in 2017 but was defeated by American Floyd Mayweather Jr.McGregor then returned to the UFC but was battered into submission by arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, prompting the former to announce his second retirement in March last year.However, he returned in the cage and was able to knock out American Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds in Las Vegas. The victory placed the Irish in contention against the winner of Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje’ lightweight world title clash.UFC president Dana White, for his part, said that he supports McGregor’s decision.“If Conor McGregor feels he wants to retire, you know my feelings about retirement,” White said. “You should absolutely do it. I love Conor.  There are a handful of people who have made this really fun for me. He’s one of them.”/PNlast_img read more

Why I will not join Real Madrid – Mbappe

first_imgMonaco forward, Kylian Mbappe, has admitted he will not join Real Madrid just yet, because he is not ready.The 18-year-old is the most sought after teenager in Europe and has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United too.Mbappe made his France debut in their 2-0 defeat to Spain at the Stade de France on Tuesday night and was asked about his future after the match.“Today, I am at Monaco. Real Madrid, we will see later,” Mbappe told reporters.“For the moment, I am at Monaco… Real Madrid is a great club. But I still have a lot to learn.“Real Madrid is a club that you should go to when you are mature, at the top of your game.“I do not think that I am at the top of my game yet.”last_img