Ariel Helwani says that McGregor’s retirement is real, UFC working on new plan

The Notorious one

The MMA world is still trying to make sense of Conor McGregor’s tweet from earlier today, where the current featherweight champ stated that he had “decided to retire young“.

Many fans thought and hoped that McGregor’s tweet was some sort of April fools joke or hoax, however,’s Ariel Helwani is saying that sources have confirmed that Conor’s tweet is not a prank and that he is in fact walking away from the sport. His words:

Ariel Helwani also stated that the UFC is already “working on the next steps” at this time.

Conor McGregor was supposed to rematch Nate Diaz in the headlining bout of July’s UFC 200 event.

Following Conor’s tweet, Nate Diaz also retired from MMA.

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