Conor McGregor Comments on Retirement of Teammate And “Legend” Cathal Pendred:
By FCF Staff
Recently Cathal Pendred announced that he’s retiring from professional fighting, and his teammate Conor McGregor was quick to praise the Irish fighter for what he’s accomplished.
Pendred has elected to hang up the gloves at the age of 28, as “The Punisher” has reported he no longer has the passion he once had for fighting. The decision came several weeks removed from a stoppage defeat to Tom Breese.
Following the announcement, McGregor had this to say about his Straight Blast Gym teammate on Facebook:
Cathal Pendred = LEGEND!
A man who came from zero combat sports background and entered into the game at a time when there was ZERO UFC fighters signed from Ireland. At a time where 99% of people inside the Irish MMA community, and 100% of people outside, deemed it “impossible” for and Irishman to get signed, let alone register a win inside the UFC. Nowadays everyone thinks they can do it.
Cathal rose up with nothing but hard work, iron grit and a never say die attitude to win the Cage Warriors 170lbs title. Runner up in the Ultimate Fighter and boast a solid 4-2 record inside the UFC’s Octagon.
3 of those wins coming against opponents who failed post fight drug tests due to use of Performance Enhancing Drugs after the fight!
This man deserves endless respect!!!
You think Irish Warrior, you think Cathal!
You think against all odds underdog, you think Cathal!
You think come from behind victory, you think Cathal!!
Cathal brother, you are a legend!
Thank you for all the rounds and all the help over the years and I wish you nothing but the best my brother!!
You are a champion at whatever you decide to do in life!
Pendred retired having gone 17-4-1 in professional MMA. McGregor, meanwhile, is preparing to fight featherweight champ Jose Aldo on December 12th at UFC 194.