UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor took to twitter today to announce his retirement from the sport of MMA. At this point the reasoning behind this sudden decision is unclear but he did witness a man die inside of the cage a week ago. McGregor’s coach and MMA reporter Ariel Helwani also took to twitter to confirm the news. Check out these tweet’s as well as Nate Diaz‘s response below.
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya's later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
Well was fun while it lasted
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) April 19, 2016
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
I guess my work here is done I'm retiring too✌🏼️👊🏼
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 19, 2016