Conor McGregor recently shocked the entire world by announcing his sudden retirement. He took to social media and revealed in a long message that he has finally decided to hang his gloves and that he will not be fighting again. However, to everyone’s surprise, a video of McGregor featuring alongside popular American comedian and famous late night talk show host, Jimmy Fallon was released just hours before McGregor’s retirement announcement. In his final interview before his retirement, McGregor told Fallon when asked about his next fight that he will be fighting sometime in July or after that.
Noted MMA and combat sports journalist, Helwani later revealed that while The Daily Show’s video was released last night, just hours before McGregor’s big announcement, it was in fact filmed a week ago. Thus, McGregor’s retirement announcement was not actually that abrupt and sudden.
You can watch the entire interview with Jimmy Fallon down below:
Below is Ariel Helwani’s tweet:
FYI: McGregor’s Fallon interview was taped last week, not last night. There are some clues in there about how he is feeling but just wanted to clarify that.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 26, 2019