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UFC Star Conor McGregor Says He's Retiring, But Fans Aren't Buying It

"It's a little early for April Fools," ESPN's Jorge Sedano quipped.

UFC star Conor McGregor said Tuesday that he’s retiring from mixed martial arts at age 30, tweeting that he wishes his colleagues well “going forward.”

But many fans don’t believe him ― especially since he called it quits once before, three years ago, only to return. He also said on “The Tonight Show” Monday that he was in talks to return to the UFC in July.

If McGregor (21-4) really is retiring, he’d be finishing his career as perhaps the most famous figure in the sport, having won UFC featherweight and lightweight titles while earning mainstream fame ― which only escalated when he gamely fought (and lost to) Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his first boxing match in August 2017.

Recently, McGregor’s arrests have outnumbered his victories, and he was suspended for his part in a brawl after he lost a match to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October.

Many on social media received his announcement with skepticism, to say the least. 

 

 

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