UFC’s McGregor creates stir with retirement talk on Twitter

(Conor McGregor / Facebook / MGN)

Conor McGregor has packed a punch on social media rather than inside a UFC cage.

One of the UFC’s top draws, McGregor created a stir Tuesday when he tweeted that retirement was on the horizon.

The 27-year-old McGregor tweeted, “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.”

But is it truly exit octagon cage left for the Irish star?

McGregor is scheduled for a rematch against Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 200 on July 9.

Diaz playfully replied to the tweet with his own “retirement” announcement. He tweeted, “I guess my work here is done I’m retiring too.”

McGregor’s coach added fuel to the retirement speculation with his own tweet that said, “Well was fun while it lasted.”

Other UFC fighters later joked on Twitter that they also would retire.

UFC did not immediately respond to a request for a comment.

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