MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani has confirmed that Conor McGregor’s retirement tweet is not a joke, troll job or hoax.
Multiple sources are adamant at this time that McGregor's tweet isn't a joke, troll job or hoax of any kind. Reason(s) behind it is unclear.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 19, 2016
McGregor is currently scheduled to face Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 200 on July 9, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, a rematch of their UFC 196 main event which Nate Diaz won via submission.
Check out Nate Diaz’ reaction to McGregor’s announcement here and check out Joe Rogan react live on his podcast here.