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UFC star Conor McGregor: I retired from battle

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UFC star Conor McGregor: I retired from battle

Conor McGregor, considered the biggest star in UFC history, posted on Twitter on Saturday night that he retired from Octagon.

The announcement, which came after Amanda Nunes’ impressive flying class defensive title at UFC 250, came as a surprise, but someone already believed it to be insincere and could be more a publicity stunt. Retirement is often used as a bargaining tool in combat sports.

The 31-year-old McGregor, who has a 22-4 record in mixed martial arts, recently fought on January 18 when he scored a first round TKO victory over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 246.

“Hi, comrades, I have decided to retire from battle,” McGregor tweeted. “Thank you for the great memories! A very pleasant trip! “

The skepticism of this retirement announcement came from the fact that controversial fighters had made this doubtful statement before. Now this is the third time in four years the former champion of the two divisions announced his resignation. He also said he had finished fighting in 2016 and 2019, only to return.

McGregor recently didn’t sound like a warrior ready to stop. On May 28, he did posted on Twitter that he would accept the fight with Anderson Silva, another UFC legend. According to ESPN, this summer McGregor was once bound to a potential battle with current lightweight competitor Justin Gaethje, and there are also speculations of a trilogy battle, a tiebreaker fight against Nate Diaz.

Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White said McGregor might be better served to wait and face the winner of the title fight between Gaethje and Khabib Nurmagomedov, McGregor’s mortal enemy who won over him.

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After McGregor’s victory over Cerrone, there was also speculation that he would fight Floyd Mayweather again. But a rematch against Mayweather will be a little more challenging to hype again after McGregor clearly lost the 10th round TKO defeat on August 26, 2017.

Although White is likely to like having McGregor in another high-level battle, he told reporters Saturday night that if “The Notorious” wants to retire, he should call it quits, but also notes that people have behaved strangely during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Nobody presses anyone to fight,” White said after the UFC 250. “And if Conor McGregor feels he wants to retire, you know how I feel about retiring – you should really do it. And I like Conor … there are some people who make this very fun for me. And he is one of them. “

White, who has been a feud between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and star Jorge Masvidal, said “the number of people I shot at me right now is crazy.”

But the famous promoter, who has also been at odds with HBO host John Oliver, noted the many intrigues of the UFC up to turbulent times.

“If that’s what Conor feels right now – Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal, I feel you,” White said. “It’s not like I’m leaving,” Oh my God—, this is crazy, this is crazy. “There is nothing crazy and crazy now, because everything is crazy and crazy now, to some degree. I really understood it and got it.”

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McGregor, who has been the subject of controversy throughout his career, has made a lot of history at Octagon. When McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez to win the light belt at UFC 205 on November 12, 2016, he became the first UFC fighter to hold two titles in two different weight classes simultaneously.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets Ptix.bm For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS ‘There will be room’

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CRISTANO RONALDO CAN MAKE UP A GIANT IN CARIOCA AND PORTUGUESE TECHNICIAN SAYS 'There will be room'

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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