Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Tuesday.
The news came just hours after the UFC star appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. During his interview, McGregor said “my next fight—we’re in talks for July….So, we’ll see what happens,” he said. A lot of politics and going on. The fight game is a mad game…To my fans, I am in shape, and I am ready.”
He also said “there are many opponents” he could face and that he could “pick who I please.”
In addition, he referred to his whiskey company, Proper No. Twelve Whiskey, as his “baby” and said he has a lot of “great entities.”
“I don’t necessarily need to fight. I am set for life. My family is set for life. We are good,” he said. “But I am eager to fight. So, we’ll see what happens. I’m just staying ready, as I like to say.”
As fans will recall, this isn’t the first time McGregor has announced he was planning to retirement. Back in 2016, he revealed he was going to “retire young.”
McGregor recently was arrested in Miami when McGregor slapped a phone out of a fan’s hand and stomped on the phone several times.The fan tried to take a picture with the fighter with the cell phone, according to a police report.
Police say McGregor picked up the phone and walked away with it.
McGregor was arrested on charges of felony strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief.
McGregor was handed a six-month suspension and fined $50,000 after an October post-fight brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov, who scaled the octagon to launch an attack on McGregor’s team.
Last April, McGregor was charged with assault, attempted assault and criminal mischief after he and others allegedly attacked a bus carrying UFC fighters in Brooklyn.
The incident left at least two athletes injured and unable to fight at the UFC 223 event scheduled for two nights later.
McGregor holds a 21-4-0 record. He also holds two division UFC World Champion titles.