Conor McGregor shocked the MMA Universe earlier today when he took to Twitter to announce his retirement from the sport.
The current UFC featherweight champion was supposed to rematch Nate Diaz in the headlining bout of UFC 200 this July in Las Vegas.
The UFC has yet to release a statement on McGregor’s retirement, but many fighters took to Twitter to share their respective opinions on the matter:
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya's later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
I guess my work here is done I'm retiring too✌🏼️👊🏼
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 19, 2016
Well fuck it, I have decided to retire old. Thanks for the shoes @Reebok
— Coach (@CMPunk) April 19, 2016
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) April 19, 2016
I sought it. Just another stunt to get people to talk about his bitch ass https://t.co/U9Tww5KPh4
— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) April 19, 2016
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) April 19, 2016
Mcgregor said his not running away from the adversity and announce retirement, can someone explain me that? #frouxo
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) April 19, 2016
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) April 19, 2016
Nice troll by Conor imo… How many times did Mayweather retire?
— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) April 19, 2016
Well was fun while it lasted
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) April 19, 2016
Conor stole his tattoo designs from a model and his bargaining tactics from @FloydMayweather
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) April 19, 2016
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