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UFC And WWE Fans Are Freaking Out Over Conor McGregor's "Retirement"

The UFC Featherweight Champion took to Twitter today to announce he would be "retiring young".

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UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor put the mixed martial arts world into a tailspin today, tweeting his "decision to retire young".

I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya's later.

It is unclear if McGregor's announcement means he has now retired, but that hasn't stopped Twitter from absolutely losing its mind.


Dana White after hearing the news that Conor McGregor is retiring.

Dana White reading Conor McGregor's retirement tweet like...

Ireland right now after hearing Conor McGregor is retiring

Conor McGregor announced he's retiring. Dana White will comment once he regains consciousness. #ufc

Doubt he's out, but Conor McGregor told me in Oct: "I know I won't stay in it that long. I'll get in, get rich, and get out. That's all."

Conor McGregor is as retired as Jon Snow is dead. Topical tweets only. #Almost420brah

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ this is the best craic Twitter has ever seen #ConorMcGregor

Many have taken McGregor's possible retirement as a sign the "The Notorious" is thinking of a career switch to another mixed martial art: pro wrestling.

Some have pointed out McGregor's most recent Twitter follows are a series of higherups in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).

Conor McGregor retiring but started following Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. McGregor vs Nakamura incoming

Conor McGregor retired from the UFC today. Here are 4 people he's recently followed on Twitter... #WWE

Shane and Stephanie McMahon are the children of WWE's owner Vince McMahon while Paul "Triple H" Levesque is a former wrestler with the WWE and now acts as COO. Becky Lynch is a current WWE women's superstar.

Conor McGregor recently followed four people from WWE. Oh my.

Others have mentioned that McGregor was front row at a fight last week, where he watched UFC fighter Joao Carvalho die as a result of injuries he sustained during a fight.

Conor McGregor's retirement tweet may be real. His teammate just killed someone in the ring last week. Perhaps it was a wake up call.

McGregor wrote about the incident last week, calling the tragedy "truly heartbreaking".

Comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan was midway through his live podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, when McGregor's tweet broke, and said "there's no way he'd do it like this".