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How Conor McGregor’s Rivals Reacted To His Retirement

Emoticons, harsh words, and accusations
by Mark Coles | Apr 20, 2016
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Coming off the heels of Conor McGregor’s shocking announcement on Twitter, his UFC rivals aired their thoughts on social media.

UFC lightweight Donald “Cowbow” Cerrone calls BS on McGregor’s announcement.

McGregor’s opponent at UFC 194, José Aldo, also revealed his sentiments by retweeting the announcement and then showing a thumbs up and middle finger emoticon. Aldo deleted the tweet shortly after posting it but someone managed to take a screencap image.

McGregor was successful in their match by way of knockout 13 seconds into the fight. It was the fastest finish in UFC title fight history


Current UFC Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos also had some sweet words for McGregor.

Dos Anjos was supposed to meet McGregor in the octagon at UFC 196 but was pulled out of the card after breaking his foot in training.

The most important reaction, though, came from Conor's booked opponent at UFC 200, Nate Diaz, who said that he would retire too.

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Diaz handed McGregor his first loss in the organization after making the Irishman submit in the second round of their bout on UFC 196.

Numerous fighters expressed their opinions too, with some wanting to replace McGregor at UFC 200.

Another fighter though wants to join Conor and Diaz on the “retirement bandwagon.”


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