With one simple tweet, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor sent the MMA world into a frenzy Tuesday.
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya's later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
Maybe “Notorious” was just bored. Maybe he really means enough is enough.
His coach, John Kavanagh, issued this message on Twitter following that of McGregor:
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Well was fun while it lasted
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) April 19, 2016
Currently, no word from the UFC has been released regarding McGregor not planning on fighting Nate Diaz at UFC 200 this July. He suffered his first UFC loss to Diaz earlier this year after moving up to welterweight for the fight.
If McGregor wanted to get his name back out there, this worked. His message has been retweeted over 71,000 times since it was posted two hours ago.