Dana White Reacts To Conor McGregor Announcing His Retirement

The UFC’s biggest star has just announced his apparent retirement from mixed martial arts and the promotion’s president is surprisingly pleased. 

Since his comeback loss in 2018, Conor McGregor has not yet re-entered the Octagon nor has signed an upcoming battle.

‘The Notorious’ has been tied to a potential match against Donald Cerrone for July but negotiations were allegedly scrapped after the former two-division champion turned down fighting ‘Cowboy’ for merely a co-main event.

The Irishman’s famous fourth-round submission defeat to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October is still the last fight on his record and he’s now announced his retirement out of nowhere.

Strangely, UFC President Dana White has aired no objection.

Dana White Reacts To Conor McGregor Announcing His Retirement
(Photo: Instagram/Conor McGregor)

Quick Announcement

Though McGregor has not yet fought in months to serve a fighting ban for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight melee, his name made it to the headlines for being in conflict with the law anew.

Now, the Dubliner has made a ‘quick’ announcement on Twitter regarding his retirement from the sport, which he also did back in 2016.

“Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” 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!”

Has the Money

Surprisingly, White has supported the idea of McGregor’s retirement from fighting in the UFC. For the mixed martial arts promoter, it is a wise decision to make given the former champ-champ’s current financial status.

“He has the money to retire and his whiskey is KILLIN it. It totally makes sense. If I was him I would retire too,” White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto via SMS.

“He’s retiring from fighting, not from working. The Whiskey will keep him busy and I’m sure he has other things he’s working on.”

“He has been so fun to watch!!! He has accomplished incredible things in this sport. I am so happy for him and I look forward to seeing him be as successful outside of the octagon as he was in it.”

In a separate interview, the ESPN journalist also stated that White confirmed the legitimacy of McGregor’s announcement.

“I am not treating this as an official retirement quite yet from Conor McGregor, but according to Dana White, he is,” Okamoto said on a Twitter video.

Featured Image Credit: Youtube/UFC and Instagram/Conor McGregor

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