Wait, Conor McGregor Is Retiring!?
The UFC champ sent the sporting world into hysterics with an unexpected announcement, but is it a prank?
Today, Conor McGregor casually announced his retirement on Twitter, and reportedly isn’t responding to requests for comment. The MMA fighter wrote: “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.”
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya’s later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
ESPN has attempted to contact McGregor and members of his camp, but none were available for comment as of Tuesday afternoon.
McGregor, 27, is scheduled to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 200 on July 9. The fight would be a rematch of their bout from earlier this year, when Diaz upset McGregor at UFC 196.
The tweet was posted one week after Joao Carvalho died from injuries suffered during a fight earlier this month, which McGregor attended.