Conor McGregor surprised everyone last week when he decided out of the blue to announce his retirement from UFC. Dana White however doesn't believe that the Irishman will be staying out of the octagon for good.
It's never that surprising when Conor McGregor does anything in the slightest bit controversial, and the Irishman does have form for retiring, but no one expected last Tuesday that he would take to social media to inform everyone he was retired.
The announcement though was very similar to three years ago when the former two weight world champion had taken to Twitter to say, "I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya's later."
In 2016 his announcement came just after his loss to Nate Diaz and he was back in the octagon four months later for the rematch. Similarly this announcement comes off the heels of his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Many think that once again this retirement won't stick and, speaking to Game On! Vegas, UFC president revealed he agrees with that sentiment, saying:
<span class="blast mmt-sentence" ">"No (he's not retired) I think there's some things that Conor wants.
"I think that Conor wants to get together, face-to-face, he and I, and we probably will in the next couple of weeks to get this thing figured out.
"He's stuck on this thing where he wants a piece of the ownership. I think there's other ways we can make him happy."
Speaking last week White shared different thoughts, even wishing the 30 year old well, saying, "He has the money to retire, and his whiskey is KILLIN' it. It totally makes sense. If I was him, I would retire too. He's retiring from fighting, not from working."
The former lightweight and featherweight champion had previously been after a rematch with Khabib, when both their bans are over, a fight with Donald Cerrone was discussed between both men on social media and many would like to see the trilogy fight against Nate Diaz.
So far McGregor has made a lot of money in his fight career but there's still plenty more out there for him if he wants it.
Don't be surprised when the retirement gets reversed, or when anything happens where McGregor is concerned.