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UFC star Connor McGregor tweets he’s retiring

Conor McGregor exits the Octagon after his fight against Nate Diaz in their welterweight bout during the UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Conor McGregor exits the Octagon after his fight against Nate Diaz in their welterweight bout during the UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

UFC world champion Connor McGregor apparently announced his retirement from the mixed martial arts (MMA) world in a short Twitter post Tuesday.

“I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later,” the 27-year-old fighter wrote.

The Dublin-born athlete had a record of 19 wins and 3 losses in the Octagon

But he recently lost a high profile match against UFC star Nate Diaz. The pair were scheduled to fight again at UFC 200 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas July 9.

Diaz responded to McGregor’s tweet.

The MMA world isn’t entirely sure whether McGregor’s tweet was a declaration of his retirement, with many outlets referring to it as “cryptic.”

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“Considering how much McGregor seems to love fighting, as well as playing to the audience with his bravado, it would be stunning if he actually retired anytime soon,” columnist Adam Wells wrote for Bleacher Report.