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Conor McGregor Retired Again

In a tweet on Monday night, Conor McGregor announced his retirement from MMA for the second time.

The timing is a little weird considering he was just on Jimmy Fallon where he said he was in talks to return in July for UFC 239. [Update 3/26 12:44 pm: Hmm, could it have anything to do with Conor’s alleged sexual assault rape case that’s been under wraps?]

In a statement from Dana White, he said Conor’s retirement makes sense. He’s making a lot of money off his Proper 12 whiskey and he’s already made enough money that he’s set for life. $30 million off the Mayweather fight which probably adds up to $100 million after ppv buys, ticket sales and other promos.

And he’s also on Fallon promoting his whiskey which seems to be a stipulation in all his appearance contracts so it’s not like promotion is going to dry up for his whiskey anytime soon.

But this isn’t the first time Conor’s used retirement as a negotiation tactic. He’s done it before when he was pulled from UFC 200 for not showing up for press conferences. He ended up fighting Nate Diaz for the second time at UFC 202.

For his next fight, he was originally rumored to fight Donald Cerrone but that didn’t happen because he didn’t want to be the co-main event. Then he tried hyping up a possible fight with Max Holloway, but that doesn’t look like it’s happening either. There’s also probably something going on with negotiations since UFC is now on ESPN and they may not want to give Conor his red panty night. ESPN may only want to give him a blue panty night. And not even a good blue panty night. It’s one of those panties that women wear while lounging at home in their sweats. And they’re a little crusty.

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