In a post that has shocked the mixed martial arts world, and left many scratching their heads, UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor has teased his retirement on Twitter. He posted the following this afternoon:
I have decided to retire young.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya's later.
McGregor, who is 27 years old, is currently scheduled to face Nate Diaz in a rematch at UFC 200 in July. McGregor is among the top money earners in mixed martial arts history.
MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani is saying that the tweets aren't a joke. Also, McGregor's coach John Kavanagh commented.
Multiple sources are adamant at this time that McGregor's tweet isn't a joke, troll job or hoax of any kind. Reason(s) behind it is unclear.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 19, 2016
Well was fun while it lasted— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) April 19, 2016
McGregor's planned UFC 200 opponent in Nate Diaz has also commented:
I guess my work here is done I'm retiring too????????— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 19, 2016