Aren’t cryptic tweets so much fun?
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, is once again teasing his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA), telling his nearly eight-million Twitter followers that he’s “done.”
I’d tell you I’m done but you wouldn’t believe me.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 12, 2019
Done with dinner? His crossword puzzle? Cage fighting?
Claiming no one will believe him sounds like a reference to his previous two Twitter retirements. The first came in summer 2016, when the promotion balked at McGregor’s exorbitant demands ahead of his Nate Diaz rematch, originally scheduled for UFC 200.
At least he thanked us for the cheese.
The second happened in March of this year, following a disciplinary suspension for the UFC 229 post-fight brawl. That noise was once again silenced when talks of a “Cowboy” Cerrone fight began to circulate, but like most “Notorious” rumors, it never came to fruition.
I blame the record-setting whiskey.
So here we are with his third attempt at being done, which would not be at all surprising when you consider his Proper No. 12 is now served at Buffalo Wild Wings, which will only expedite his trip to billionaire status.
Not that I know shit from Shinola, but this tweet doesn’t hold much water because it’s being posted before the UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) event this September in Abu Dhabi, and promotion president, Dana White, is holding a spot for McGregor at the front of the championship line.
Maybe “Notorious” wouldn’t rush back for another dogfight against Khabib Nurmagomedov, but does anyone really believe he would pass on a multi-million dollar payday for the chance to rematch Dustin Poirier with the lightweight title up for grabs?
I guess we’ll find out this fall.