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Conor McGregor announces retirement for third time in four years

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UFC superstar Conor McGregor made an odd retirement tweet right after UFC 250 ended.

Conor McGregor is retiring.

Maybe.

Probably not.

For whatever reason, the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion tweeted his latest retirement announcement mere minutes after the conclusion of the UFC 250 main event between Amanda Nunes and Felicia Spencer.

“Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting.Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!” McGregor wrote. “Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins! Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you!”

“Whatever you desire it’s yours.”

If you’re keeping score, this is McGregor’s third retirement since 2016. Want proof? Here are his other two tweets.

McGregor retires in 2016

McGregor retires in 2019

You may recall that shortly after Conor’s last “retirement,” the New York Times publicly named McGregor as being under investigation for an alleged sexual assault in his native Republic of Ireland.

In 2016, when he decided to “retire young” he was pulled from his UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz on the same day. Dana White cited his refusal to participate in a scheduled Las Vegas press conference as the reason that he was yanked from that show.

Just food for thought.

Here’s Dana White’s response to retirement #3, by the way.

McGregor’s last fight was a 40-second TKO of Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. The fight took place at welterweight and was his first bout since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.