Conor McGregor Apparently Retires, Twitter Goes Absolutely Nuts

Bradley Whitaker
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In perhaps the most surprising news to ever hit UFC, featherweight champion Conor McGregor announced his retirement on Tuesday in a very brief tweet.

Of course, McGregor is scheduled for a rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 200 in July, so anyone who knows remotely anything about the sport is wondering what the hell is going on.

McGregor is in the prime of his career, is attempting to secure three championship belts and has plenty more opportunities for cash to roll in his next few fights. So unless he's trolling, or this is some giant publicity stunt to generate more money (like many think Floyd Mayweather is doing at the moment), it’s hard to believe Conor’s retirement announcement is legitimate.

Not surprisingly, the Internet is losing its freakin’ mind at the moment:

UPDATE 4:00 PM EST

It looks like Nate Diaz is playing along too:

Conor's coach also tweeted the following:

And host of The MMA Hour, Ariel Helwani, claims it isn't a joke:

Stay tuned for updates on this bizarre story.

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