Conor McGregor insinuates retirement in obscure tweet
<p>Conor McGregor has released a puzzling tweet that has spread confusion across the MMA community. </p>
<p>McGregor, who is 27 years old and has fought professionally since the age of 19, says he “has decided to retire young” in a post on his <a href="https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/722492455732584448" target="_blank">Twitter feed</a>.</p>
<p>The statement left fans wondering as to whether McGregor is seriously retiring or not, considering he is booked for a rematch against Nate Diaz in the main event of the biggest UFC card of all time. In their first bout at UFC 196, Diaz pulled off the upset victory by submitting McGregor in the second round of a highly entertaining bout. Diaz entered the fight with only eleven days to prepare as a substitute for an injured Rafael Dos Anjos.</p>
<p>John Kavanagh, McGregor’s head coach, <a href="https://twitter.com/John_Kavanagh/status/722515043376607234">released a tweet of his own</a> in response to McGregor’s.</p>
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/NateDiaz209/status/722514064576917505">Nate Diaz also reacted to the situation.</a></p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.