Did Conor McGregor actually decide to retire?
The UFC featherweight champion abruptly tweeted intentions to do so on Tuesday, setting off a firestorm of debate over whether McGregor was serious or just trolling the mixed martial arts world. McGregor has yet to follow-up on his announcement as of this writing, although if the goal was to get everyone talking, he certainly seems to have accomplished that. Check out reactions from the pros below.
I have decided to retire young.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya's later.
I guess my work here is done I'm retiring too✌ ️— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 19, 2016
Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) April 19, 2016
I sought it. Just another stunt to get people to talk about his bitch ass https://t.co/U9Tww5KPh4— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) April 19, 2016
No jokes here. Just don't think it's true https://t.co/jwBv7tRUda— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) April 19, 2016
Well fuck it, I have decided to retire old. Thanks for the shoes @Reebok— Coach (@CMPunk) April 19, 2016
Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) April 19, 2016
That's true @TheNotoriousMMA is retired of MMA ?— Roan Jucao (@jucao) April 19, 2016
Steven Ray (@StevenRayMMA) April 19, 2016
Mcgregor said his not running away from the adversity and announce retirement, can someone explain me that? #frouxo— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) April 19, 2016
Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) April 19, 2016
Conor stole his tattoo designs from a model and his bargaining tactics from @FloydMayweather— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) April 19, 2016
Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) April 19, 2016
Wassup with all this retiring going on?— Brian Ortega (@BrianTcity) April 19, 2016
Nice troll by Conor imo... How many times did Mayweather retire?— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) April 19, 2016
I really hope CMac doesn't retire tho. Very fun fighter to watch, great fight promoter, and confidence that makes it difficult not to watch.— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) April 19, 2016
Well was fun while it lasted— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) April 19, 2016