Conor McGregor gives first statement following retirement

April 19, 2016 11:10 pm by bjpenndotcom
Dublin, Ireland's Conor McGregor

Tuesday morning UFC featherweight champion shocked fight fans as he announced his retirement from MMA. While many initially believed that McGregor was trolling fans, and had no intention of actually retiring, his head coach John Kavanagh seemingly confirmed McGregor’s retirement.

Later in the day, the UFC announced that McGregor had been pulled from UFC 200 after refusing to do media appearances for the July 9th event.

McGregor, who is training in Iceland, was contacted by Visir for an interview. The featherweight champ responded simply with:

“No, I’m retired. Fuck interviews.”


Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.