Did Conor McGregor Just Retire on Twitter?: Internet Reaction & Wikipedia Update
Whether or not Conor McGregor actually just retired from MMA on Twitter is anyone’s guess. What we can tell you with near-certainty is that the UFC featherweight champion was probably trying to stir things up on social media. And he succeeded in doing just that with this single tweet:
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya’s later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
No one has been able to confirm whether or not this is in fact a retirement announcement, or if there is some other underlying meaning to McGregor’s tweet.
Conor was at the Total Extreme Fighting event a couple of Saturday ago where Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho suffered a serious head injury that took his life just two days later. Some believe that incident could have caused the Irish fighter to contemplate whether or not it’s worth it for him to continue in the sport.
Hopefully we’ll have some answers soon.
Apparently not everyone was willing to wait for those answers, however, as one person has already updated McGregor’s Wikipedia page:
Here’s how social media reacted to the announcement:
— Karl O’Shaughnessy (@OShaughnessyK) April 19, 2016
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) April 19, 2016
@TheNotoriousMMA I thought April Fools was at the beginning of the month?
— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) April 19, 2016
— Richard Lee-Sam (@RLeesam) April 19, 2016
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) April 19, 2016
— Ryan McLaughlin (@RyanMcL2) April 19, 2016
— Clare Cullen Clisare (@Clisare) April 19, 2016
— Joey Maestas (@SportsJoey) April 19, 2016
— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) April 19, 2016
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) April 19, 2016