Let's begin with two things:
1. As we all know, fake news is one of the best ways to grab people's attention.
2. Also, Conor McGregor just announced his retirement for a second time, hours after talking of his next fight in July.
Now, how are these two sentences related, you ask? Rumour has it that this announcement is another publicity stunt from the extravagant UFC fighter, who is notorious for his outside-of-the-ring statements.
Hey guys quick announcement, I've decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.
I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.
I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.
Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!
The Irishman announced, on social media, about his retirement from mixed martial arts. He called this news a 'quick announcement'. But this news does not seem that easy to digest as the 30-year-old, hours before this announcement, discussed on “The Tonight's Show with Jimmy Fallon” details about his future bouts.
“We're in talks for July. There's a lot of politics going on, it's a mad game, the fight game,” he said. “To my fans, I am in shape and I am ready. There are many opponents, in reality I can pick who I please.”
Adding to which he said, “I don't necessarily need to fight. I am set for life, my family is set for life. We are good, but I am eager to fight. We will see what happens, but I am just staying ready.”
Having been away from the octagon since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomdeov, the UFC lightweight champion, Mcgregor was serving a six-month ban for the post-match brawl that ensued with the Russian and his contingent.
Soon after his tweet, sports enthusiasts around the world sarcastically reacted to his announcement calling it fake and a bait to grab attention. We haven't yet forgotten when, in April 2016, Mcgregor had pulled off a similar stunt after not being awarded a rematch with Nate Diaz. And now, quitting at a time when he is perfectly in shape, seems a bit off to all UFC fans around the world.
See you at 'mania brother— Finn Bálor forEVERYone (@FinnBalor) March 26, 2019
We dont pic.twitter.com/0WBFLarR1M— Bishop MMA (@BishopSportsNet) March 26, 2019 March 26, 2019
Yep, he's using it as promotion and then soon he'll announce a fight and everyone will make a big deal and say he's coming out of retirement— aidan mason (@aidan48549271) March 26, 2019 March 26, 2019
Grapevine also has it that McGregor might soon make a debut on Vince McMahon's WWE, following the likes of Brock Lesnar into the wrestling entertainment industry. Only time will reveal the truth behind this new McGregor saga. In the meantime, let us know how much honesty you find in his recent 'retirement.'