Saturday December 7, 2019

COMMENT: McGregor steals the show with a single tweet

The most notorious act Conor McGregor ever pulled may have been retiring out of nowhere, writes Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Editor

@emmetjryan
20th April, 2016
Conor McGregor in action against Chad Mendes in Las Vegas last July

I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya's later.

McGregor’s origins are about as humble as they come and he openly talks of how his family thought he was taking a wild risk financially, rather than physically, with his choice of career. At 27 he is earning on a level unheard of in his sport and barely comparable for any Irish athlete without the surname Keane.

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