He wrote, “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch y’as later.” He posted the statement at 2:29 PM on April 19th, 2016.
He has not posted any messages on his Twitter or Facebook page since making the original statement.
McGregor was in attendance at that fight as he was fighting The Irishman’s teammate.
If this is true, the UFC would have major problems. Again, we have to reiterate that if this is true, then it would ruin the UFC’s July 9th pay-per-view entitled UFC 200 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
On that card, McGregor, whose 27-years-old, is expected to fight Nate Diaz in a rematch of their March fight. Diaz dominated McGregor – who had to jump up in weight for their UFC 196 fight – before the second-round win.
McGregor have been been bothered by what he saw at Carvalho’s fight against Charlie Ward at TEF1 Dublin. The Irishman picked up his second career win in the fight — but Sherdog.com and other sites say he’s still 1-1 in his MMA career.
“If you watch the fight you see clearly there was no reason to stop the fight earlier,” referee Mariusz Domasat said of the Dublin fight to the Irish Independent. “I stopped the fight when there was a reason to stop the fight, when the fighter wasn’t willing to fight anymore, that’s it.”
Last week after the fight in Dublin, Ireland, McGregor posted on his Facebook page, “To see a young man doing what he loves, competing for a chance at a better life, and then to have it taken away is truly heartbreaking.