The Twitter reaction to people realising that Conor McGregor is apparently serious about retiring
Well, that escalated quickly.
April 19 was progressing like any normal Tuesday evening until Conor McGregor dropped the pretty big bombshell that he had decided to retire young.
Plenty thought he was joking at first, or at least they did until his coach John Kavanagh, the man he was supposed to fight in July, Nate Diaz and others added their thoughts into the mix and everyone realised that McGregor might actually be serious after all.
To say there was quite a reaction would be an understatement.
Well was fun while it lasted
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) April 19, 2016
I guess my work here is done I'm retiring too✌🏼️👊🏼
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) April 19, 2016
Mcgregor said his not running away from the adversity and announce retirement, can someone explain me that? #frouxo
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) April 19, 2016
68,000 retweets to Conor McGregor's "retiring" tweet in 2 hours. Only 8 athlete tweets in 2015 had more RT's. https://t.co/6nKj4XWKkM
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 19, 2016
— Stevie Ray (@StevenRayMMA) April 19, 2016
— ThePostGame (@ThePostGame) April 19, 2016
— Omar Baddar (@OmarBaddar) April 19, 2016
Conor McGregor looking at his twitter... pic.twitter.com/7EDB9dnPyh
— 98FM Sport (@98FMsport) April 19, 2016
— Kieran McCarthy (@KieranMcC_SS) April 19, 2016
A few hours with the Cork footballers and McGregor has completely given up on life :-)
— Colm Parkinson (@Woolberto) April 19, 2016