Conor McGregor has announced he is retiring from MMA in a shocking tweet, on Tuesday morning

On Tuesday morning the Dublin fighter Conor McGregor tweeted:

"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!"

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!

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019

Prior to the shocking tweet, McGregor looked like he was planning an upcoming fight.

"We're in talks for July," McGregor said in his recent “Tonight Show” appearance.

"We'll see what happens, a lot of politics going on. The fight game is a mad game. But like I said, to my fans, I am in shape and I am ready.

"I have done my piece for the company. I don't necessarily need to fight. I am set for life. My family is set for life. We are good, but I am eager to fight. So, we'll see what happens. I'm staying ready."

UFC president Dana White told ESPN that McGregor's retirement "totally makes sense."

"He has the money to retire, and his [Proper 12] whiskey is KILLIN it," White said via text message.

"It totally makes sense. If I was him, I would retire too. 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."

Here is McGregor’s latest “Tonight Show” appearance with Jimmy Fallon:

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