Here's how the Conor McGregor retirement news exploded online

Move over Kim Kardashian - there’s a new Internet-breaker in town.

Last night’s tweet from Conor McGregor announcing his retirement was retweeted more times than when basketball superstar Kobe Bryant announced his retirement or when Xabi Alonso marked Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard's retirement.

Since the announcement there have been over 310,000 and counting mentions of Conor McGregor on Twitter.

More than 1000 Tweets were sent per minute in the moments after the tweet was posted.

Naturally there was an overwhelming reaction in Ireland.

There were several suggestions as to alternative employment for the Crumlin star.

But the activity wasn’t all on Twitter.

Conor’s coach John Kavanagh racked up thousands of likes and shares after this cheeky joke on Facebook.


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