Conor McGregor, the Irishman has stunned UFC fans by announcing his retirement from the sport in a post on Twitteron Tuesday morning.
The Irish star, 30, hasn’t fought since October 6, when he was submitted by UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
He was then suspended until April 6 for his part in brawl after the bout.
If he has indeed retired, then he will have done so as the first fighter to hold two belts at two weight classes at the same time.
He wrote: “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.
“I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement. Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!”
McGregor has been spending more and more time promoting his whiskey ‘Proper No.12’ of late.
UFC president Dana White quickly reacted to the retirement news by issuing a statement on Twitter.
He wrote: “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.