It looks like Twitter is the place for the craziest news and surprise retirement notifications.
In a shocking and very unexpected tweet, it appears that UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who was supposed to be one of the headliners in UFC 200, has decided to retire.
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya’s later.
Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
It’s confirmed that he’s out of UFC 200, with Dana White saying that he took McGregor off the card because the fighter refused to head to Vegas for pre-fight promotional programs. And reliable outlets are reporting that the news is true, but everyone is rushing to find out exactly what’s really behind this tweet.
Conor McGregor OUT of @UFC 200. Story soon on Yahoo Sports
Kevin Iole (@KevinI) 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
So unless April Fool’s Day is on April 19th in Ireland, this looks to be either very real or one of those emotionally charged tweets that people regret sending later after they cool down. Shocking, but real (for now). More to come!