MIXED martial arts superstar Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from the sport again.
The two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Champion made the announcement recently in a Twitter message posted on his personal account with a picture of him and his mother, Margaret.
“Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting. Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!” McGregor wrote.
“Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins! Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it’s yours.”
The controversial MMA fighter, known for his moniker “The Notorious,” had announced his retirement from the sport in March last year after losing by submission to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.
He returned to the octagon in January this year after 15 months of inaction to beat American Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The 31-year-old UFC icon, who is one of the most popular fighters in MMA history, has a 22-4 record and was the first UFC fighter to hold two championship titles at the same time.
He achieved that feat when he defeated Eddie Alvarez in their lightweight title fight in 2016 to add it to his featherweight title.
That win was later followed by losses to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match in 2017 and Nurmagomedov.