While sports fans were still reeling from the shocking injury that happened to Portland Trailblazers center Jusef Nurkic when Conor McGregor decided to chime in with some big news.
The UFC superstar took to social media and announced he was retiring from the sport in a tweet early Tuesday morning.
“I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today,” McGregor said. “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!”
The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion and one of the biggest draws in MMA, and had just recently returned to action last fall following his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather.
Anybody else and this retirement announcement would be taken seriously, but for McGregor, we’ve been here before.
UFC top boss Dana White didn’t seem to broken up by the news when he reacted to it:
If his retirement announcement is true this time, the UFC champ will have finished with a record of 21 wins and 4 losses.