Conor McGregor says he has resigned from battling – for the third time in four years.
Ireland’s previous two-weight UFC champion, 31, has a record of 22 successes and four thrashings.
His last battle, in January 2020, saw him beat American fan most loved Donald ‘Rancher’ Cerrone in only 40 seconds in Las Vegas.
He has recently reported his retirement in 2016 and 2019 preceding twice coming back to the octagon.
McGregor likewise had a go at boxing, losing to previous five-weight best on the planet Floyd Mayweather in August 2017.
“Hello folks I’ve chosen to resign from battling,” he said on Twitter on Sunday.
“Much obliged to all of you for the astonishing recollections! What a ride it’s been!”
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He later revealed to ESPN he was “exhausted of the game”.
McGregor included: “The game simply doesn’t energize me, and that’s all there is to it. Such an excess of sticking around. There’s nothing occurring.
“I’m experiencing adversary choices, and there’s nothing truly there at the moment. Nothing’s energizing me.”
Talking after UFC 250 in Las Vegas on Saturday, the association’s leader Dana White said he had not been given preemptive guidance of McGregor’s declaration.
“One of my kin snatched me and demonstrated it to me via web-based networking media – that is Conor, that is the manner by which Conor works and gets things done,” said White.
“Conor McGregor won’t need some cash at any point in the near future. He cherishes the battle, he’s enthusiastic about it and he has an amazing warrior IQ. Be that as it may, whatever his explanation is, the point at which you state you need to resign, don’t stress over it. Do your thing, man.”
White included: “We’re in a pandemic, the world is an insane spot at this moment. In the event that these folks need to sit out and resign at the present time, or on the off chance that anyone feels awkward in any shape or structure about what’s happening, you don’t need to battle – it’s all acceptable. So if that is what’s Conor’s inclination at the present time, Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal, I feel you.”
UFC occasions are occurring without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic and a month ago McGregor proposed he might want to contend in an away from public scrutiny occasion.
Highs and lows of McGregor
McGregor finished paperwork for the UFC in 2013 as a two-division Cage Warriors champion, and proceeded to catch the UFC titles at featherweight and lightweight, turning into the primary man to all the while hold UFC titles in two weight classes.
Those titles were thusly stripped by the UFC after he neglected to guard his belts.
After his first ‘retirement’ in 2016, he returned in October 2018 to fruitlessly challenge for the UFC lightweight title against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.