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(CNN)He’s the outspoken mixed martial artist and the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest male star, who sent Twitter into overdrive after he announced he was hanging up his gloves at the tender age of 27.
“I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later,” read Conor McGregor’s tweet on Tuesday.
Retweeted 140,000 times, the post sent shockwaves through the MMA community, with the Irish fighter’s coach John Kavanagh then tweeting: “Well was fun while it lasted.”
But has the MMA fighter really decided to retire in his prime?
Fans were divided on whether the retirement was genuine, or whether the colorful fighter was merely trying to drum up media interest ahead of a scheduled July rematch with Nate Diaz, who handed the Dubliner the first defeat of his UFC career last month.
A subsequent statement from UFC president Dana White announcing that McGregor had been pulled from the July 9 main event against Diaz only served to add further intrigue to the Irish fighter’s retirement tweet.
White said the fighter had been withdrawn after he had told UFC officials he would not participate in promotional activities for the UFC 200 event in Las Vegas, including a commercial shoot and press conferences.
Karate Japanese pronunciation: [kaɽate] is a martial art developed on the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te (手?), literally "hand"; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes. Historically and in some modern styles grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka.