Islands former two-weight UFC champion 31, has a record of 22 wins and four defeats. His last fight, in January 2020, saw him beat American fan favorite Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in just 40 seconds in Las Vegas.
He has previously announced his retirement in 2016 and 2019 before twice returning to the octagon.
MacGregor also tried boxing, losing to former five-weight world champion Floyd, Mayweather in August 2017.
“Thank you all for the amazing memories! what a ride it’s been!”
He later told ESPN he was “bored of the game”,
MacGregor added: The game just does not me, and that’s that. all this waiting around. There’s nothing happening.
” I’m going through opponent option, and there’s nothing really there at the minute. There’s nothing that’s exciting me.
Speaking after UFC 250 in-law Vegas on Saturday, the organization’s president Dana with said he had not to be given advance warning of McGregor’s announcement.
one of my people grabbed me and showed it to me on social media – that’s Conor, that’s how Conor works and does things, ” said White.
“Conor McGregor’s not going to need some money any time soon. he loves the fight, he’s passionate about it and he ha has an incredible fighter IQ. but whatever his reason is, when you say you want to retire, don’t worry about it, Do you think, man, “
White added: “we’re in a pandemic, the would is a crazy place right now. if these guys want to sit out and retire right now, on if anybody feels uncomfortable in any shape or form about what’s going on, you don’t have to fight it’s all good, so if that’s what’s Conor’s feeling right now, Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal, Feel you, “
UFC events are taking place without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic and last month MacGregor suggested he would like to complete in a behind-closed-doors event.