Conor McGregor, a UFC champion, announced his retirement today which has sent shock waves through the combat sports world. The Irishman, 31, made the announcement just hours after the conclusion of UFC 250 on Sunday morning. He said in a tweet: “Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting.
“Thank you all for the amazing memories!
“What a ride it’s been! Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins!
“Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it’s yours.”
The MMA fighter’s decision has left many fans shocked, but this is not the first time he has said this.
In fact, he has already “retired” twice and then made a comeback, so this may not be the last fans see of him.
McGregor’s net worth last year stood at $110million (£86.8million), according to Forbes.
Salary winnings make up the most of his net worth at $85million (£67.1million).
But he also makes a lot of cash from his endorsements.
He is signed with Burger King, Beats by Dre, Monster energy drink and sportswear brand Reebok.
McGregor reportedly makes $14million (£11million) from these endorsements.
Some of his wealth can also be attributed to his assets.
The UFC champion is also known for his lavish lifestyle, with cars being one of his passions.
He owns a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, BMW i8, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, Cadillac Escalade and a limited edition Lamborghini Huracan Avio.
He also owns a lot of property, having even paid off his parents’ mortgage on their family home.
He owns a mansion in Las Vegas which was on sale for $2.9million (£2.29million).
He bought a stunning mansion back in his home country, Ireland for £2million.
The home belonged to a son of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds.
McGregor also has his own whiskey brand called Proper Twelve.