In a tweet posted this afternoon, Conor McGregor has promised a statement.
Ok no more games.
I am going to release a statement shortly.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 21, 2016
McGregor threw the MMA world into turmoil when he announced his retirement on Twitter on Tuesday night.
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya's later.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
This was despite being expected to headline UFC 200 in Las Vegas in July.
UFC boss Dana White initially seemed to be leaving the door open for McGregor to change his mind but last night hardened his stance saying that the Irish fighter would not be part of the July event.
He also said that retirement would mean McGregor would be stripped of his UFC Featherweight crown.
Naturally McGregor’s tweet has put fight fans in a spin - anxiously waiting for the promised statement.
The world anxiously awaits ... https://t.co/HXFXhlMXKr— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 21, 2016
how many people have Conor McGregor's Twitter page open waiting for this statement?— John Fuller (@fullerjoh) April 21, 2016