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Conor McGregor has made a bombshell announcement that he has decided to retire from MMA only six months after his sensational UFC return.
The 31-year-old Irish UFC superstar fought fierce rival Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in 2018 and spent two years outside of the octagon after the defeat.
But McGregor made his long-awaited MMA return in January as he secured a stunning first-round TKO victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.
The former UFC double champ has now taken to Twitter to pen his emotional farewell from the sport that has helped him ascend to global superstar status.
McGregor, who has won 22 of his 26 professional bouts, posted a picture of himself alongside his mother as they celebrated one of his title victories.
"Hey guys I've decided to retire from fighting," the 'Notorious' tweeted.
"Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it's been!
"Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World [sic] title wins!
"Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it's yours."
This isn't the first time that McGregor has used Twitter to announce his retirement from MMA.
The future UFC Hall of Famer tweeted in 2016 that he planned to "retire young" only one month after his shock defeat to Nate Diaz.
McGregor also took to social media in March 2019 and announced plans to walk away from the sport, only to make a U-turn on that announcement in the same year.
McGregor only lost twice in the UFC and was able to avenge his defeat to Diaz in 2016.
But the 'Notorious' has been vocal about his desire to set up a rematch with the undefeated Khabib and avenge his 2018 defeat.
The Irishman famously crossed over into boxing in 2017 and fought Floyd Mayweather in a blockbuster bout in Las Vegas.
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