Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in an early morning tweet.  The 30-year-old made the surprising announcement on social media.

McGregor is one of the most entertaining fighters of all-time.  In his statement he promised Proper Pina Coladas on him for all of his fellow retired fighters. 

Is this a real retirement or some sort of negotiation tactic with the UFC?  McGregor has repeatedly said he wants a stake in the company. 

McGregor’s request for a stake in the company has fallen on deaf ears.  He is without a doubt one of the UFC’s biggest draws and wants a larger piece of that.

This could also be a realization on his part that the fight game has already passed him by.  There are a lot of fighters who want a shot at the Irishman.

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