Former two-division UFC champion from Ireland, Conor McGregor announced his retirement from the sport in June.
However, fans have their own reasons to doubt the Irishmen’s retirement and rightfully so, as McGregor has announced his retirement in the previous two instances and he came out of retirement to fight every single time.
Conor McGregor returned back to the cage in January earlier this year following a fifteen-month layoff. In his comeback fight at UFC 246, he knocked out Donald Cerrone in just 40-seconds of Round 1.
The retirement news came after McGregor said in January that he planned on fighting two more times in 2020.
Dana White guarantees that Conor McGregor won’t fight in 2020
UFC president Dana White recently did an interview with Barstool Sports, where he stated that Conor McGregor is retired for good. He also guaranteed that the Irishmen won’t be fighting again in 2020.
“He is retired. Conor McGregor is not fighting. He is retired. I have no plans. I’m in the war room right now and this thing (the UFC fight calendar) is laid out to November. We have fights laid out until November 7 and Conor McGregor is not on any of them,” White said.
“This year he’s retired. He doesn’t have a fight this year and he won’t have a fight this year. Conor McGregor will not fight in 2020. I’m not saying he won’t fight in 2021 but I’m telling you, we don’t have a fight planned for him in 2021. I guarantee you he won’t fight again in 2020. Conor McGregor is retired.”
“These guys keeps asking me about Conor McGregor who is retired. You guys keep asking me about him but he’s retired. He’s retired. Conor plays you guys like fiddles man, you guys are like puppets on a string,” White said.
“He’s retired. He sends one tweet and he says, ‘I accept’ and it’s right after Khamzat (Chimaev) called him out and two other guys. I’m not focused on anything with anyone who isn’t fighting. Conor McGregor is retired. Do we all believe he will stay retired? I think most of us don’t believe he will stay retired.
“Manny Pacquiao? What the f*ck are you talking about?” (H/T – BJPenn.com)
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