"I personally decided to stop the sport that was once known as Mixed Martial Arts," writes McGregor, who is only 30. "I wish my former colleagues all success. I now join my former partners who have already stopped. "
If Mcgregor really stops, it's questionable. He often threatened to retire, but often returned to his words. UFC boss Dana White responded to McGregor's announcement in a statement. "He has money to stop. If I were him, I would stop too."
McGregor has caused a stir several times in recent years. Last year, his fight with Chabib Noermagomedov was completely out of control. McGregor created a hole in 2016 by being the first in MMA, a combination of different forms and fighting techniques, to become world champion in different weight classes.
The normally rather brutal Irish came into a particularly lucrative fight with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. He stood firm against Mayweather. Only in the tenth round did the Irishman have to believe after a technical knockout.