UFC Champion Conor McGregor Suddenly Announces His Retirement! Is This For Real??

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Late April Fools’…?

UFC star Conor McGregor sent fans into a meltdown after announcing that he has “decided to retire young.”

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But because the announcement was so casual and seemingly came out of nowhere, not too many people believe him!

On Tuesday, the Irish fighter shared on Twitter:

Minutes after the featherweight champion’s shocking announcement, fans flooded social media with equal parts devastation, confusion, and rage — all things that happen during a UFC cage match.

Since the announcement is coming mere months before his highly-anticipated rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 200, many fans are speculating that the 27-year-old is just trolling — especially after a follow up tweet from his coach John Kavanagh:

While the questionable message just added fuel to the troll-theory, MMA reporter Ariel Helwani assured fans that McGregor’s message was NOT a prank, sharing:

It sounds like there’s a lot more to the story here.

McGregor has been reportedly undergoing an intense training camp ahead of his July 9 rematch in Las Vegas, where he planned to fight Diaz at welterweight level — which is a few solid weight classes above his natural featherweight category.

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But if the champ really IS retiring, his opponent isn’t too worried about it. After McGregor’s retirement tweet, Diaz jabbed out a quick response:

It sounds like Diaz is chalking this up to a nothing more than social media prank from his rival — and he’s not alone!

Ch-ch-check out all the HIGHlarious fan responses (below) who are in disbelief and/or denial over McGregor’s announcement!

Do YOU believe Conor??

[Image via Instagram.]

Apr 19, 2016 6:20pm PDT

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