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Irish fighter of the mixed style (MMA) fighter Conor McGregor has explained the decision to retire from the sport. His words reports ESPN.
31-year-old fighter admitted that he no longer receives the old emotions from the martial arts. In addition, McGregor believes that the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) has neglected his plans. “No matter what I offered, they did in defiance. Like, they wanted to show their power. Had to make a fight between me and Justin (Justin Gati — American MMA fighter, approx. “Of the tape.ru”) for the interim belt,” he said. According to McGregor, the UFC will not be able to arrange a duel between Geti and the current holder of the belt in the easiest weight category Habib Nurmagomedov.
In addition, McGregor noted that he had prepared a tweet about retirement two weeks ago. “I’m just tired of the games,” he added.
Earlier on 7 June, McGregor announced his departure from the sport. The head of the UFC Dana white reacted to his decision, admitting he was not surprised by this development. To this functionary was skeptical about the decision McGregor and UFC veteran Anderson Silva to hold a “super fight” in the intermediate category.
McGregor is a former champion of UFC in two weight categories. This he achieved in the British promotion Cage Warriors.
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