Keep in mind that today, April 19, the date of this announcement, is typically the 109th day of the year. As I have pointed out before, this number seems to be connected to Conor McGregor, and other past champions of the UFC.
Conor McGregor is born July 14, 1988.
7/14/88 = 7+14+88 = 109
Recall, 109 is the 29th prime number. This connects to the gematria of 'Conor'.
Conor = 3+6+5+6+9 = 29
His most recent win was the 13-second knockout over Jose Aldo, on Royce Gracie's birthday, the winner of UFC 1. Royce Gracie was born December 12, 1966.
12/12/1966 = 12+12+19+66 = 109
Recall after winning in 13-seconds, Conor McGregor shared the cover of the EA sports video game for UFC with Ronda Rousey, who is born February 1, 1987.
It should be noted that April 19, 2016 was a fitting day to 'retire'.
Retire = 9+5+2+9+9+5 = 39
4/19/16 = 4+19+16 = 39