Conor McGregor appears to announce retirement via Twitter
Has Conor McGregor just delivered the most abrupt mic drop in recent memory?
The UFC fighter sent a cryptic tweet on Tuesday afternoon in which he appeared to announce that he was stepping away from the sport.
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya's later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
To say this is strange and abrupt would be an understatement. For one thing, McGregor was tweeting about training for his next fight as recently as yesterday.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 18, 2016
McGregor lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 back in March, and was set to engage in a rematch with him at UFC 200. McGregor has been hard at work focusing on his fighting. Is this for real, was he hacked, or is this some elaborate joke? We’ll have to wait and find out.
UPDATE: McGregor has been removed from UFC 200. Dana White says McGregor would not participate in the press conferences.
I've just had contact with an immediate family member of #McGregor, and it would appear the retirement tweet is to be taken at face value
— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) April 19, 2016