Conor McGregor retirement at 31 confirmed by UFC boss Dana White after not hearing from Irishman since announcement – The Sun

UFC president Dana White is adamant Conor McGregor is retired and has not spoken to the Irishman since his announcement.

White is dealing with McGregor's third retirement in four years, with the former two-division champion quitting because the sport does not "excite" him currently.

Many believed the announcement was a threat rather than a genuine career ending decision, with the 31-year-old voicing frustration with the UFC after failing to secure him a fight.

But promoter White is confident McGregor is serious about walking away and has not tried to change the fighter's mind.

When asked if he has spoken to The Notorious, he told ESPN: "No. Conor is retired."

McGregor had not won in three years before he beat Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds in January.

But the Irish southpaw was devastated after his plan to fight three times in 2020 appeared to be scrapped following the coronavirus pandemic.

McGregor was further left furious with the UFC after they denied him a fight against Justin Gaethje, who won the interim lightweight belt in May and will unify against Khabib Nurmagomedov in September.

The Dubliner believes the undisputed title fight will be further backdated, meaning his chances of facing the winner before the year's out are slim.

The lack of motivating fights led to McGregor announcing his retirement on Twitter.

He explained: "The game just does not excite me and that's that.

"All this waiting around. There's nothing happening.

"I'm going through opponent options, an there's nothing really there at the minute. That's nothing that's exciting me."

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