Is Conor McGregor really done with UFC? Maybe. @TheNotoriousMMA (Conor McGregor) fired off a cryptic Tweet on Tuesday saying ” I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.” He was also pulled from UFC 200 because Dana White says Conor refused to stop training in Iceland to travel to Vegas to promote the fight.
Obviously, this could some sort of stunt or a negotiation tactic, but McGregor was ringside April, 9th at a fight between his teammate Charlie Ward and Joao Carvalho. Sadly, Carvalho died shortly after due to injuries from the fight prompting Connor to write…
“Terrible news regarding Joao Carvalho.
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.
We are just men and women doing something we love in the hope of a better life for ourselves and our families. Nobody involved in combat sports of any kind wants to see this. It is such a rare occurrence that I don’t know how to take this.
I was ringside supporting my teammate, and the fight was so back and forth, that I just can’t understand it.
My condolences go out to Joao’s family and his team. Their man was a hell of a fighter and will be sorely missed by all.
Combat sport is a crazy game and with the recent incident in boxing and now this in MMA, it is a sad time to be a fighter and a fight fan.
It is easy for those on the outside to criticise our way of living, but for the millions of people around the world who have had their lives, their health, their fitness and their mental strength all changed for the better through combat, this is truly a bitter pill to swallow. We have lost one of us.
I hope we remember Joao as a champion, who pursued his dream doing what he loved, and show him the eternal respect and admiration he deserves.
Rest in peace, Joao.”
So, it’s very possible that being so close to something like this caused him to reassess his line of work. Time will tell.