Few can match the confidence, promotion, and controversy of Conor McGregor. A master at self promotion, Conor captivated the sports world with his world class trash talk and his ability to back it up. He became a money making machine for the UFC and they did everything they could to push him into the spotlight and create the biggest promotional monster they’ve ever had. Even after losing his first UFC fight to Nate Diaz, things were still looking good for Conor, he was still the UFC Featherweight Champion and undeniably most popular person in the sport. His rematch with Nate Diaz at the UFC 200 was shaking up to be the biggest card of all time when Conor shocked the sports world and left a single vague tweet announcing his retirement from the UFC.
There’s been a lot of speculation, some believe the recent MMA death factored into his decision, conspiracy theorists believe it’s some kind of a ploy by either the UFC or McGregor to avoid Diaz at UFC 200 or possibly delay the fight until the UFCs first card in New York later this year which will also feature the return of Ronda Rousey. One thing we can all agree on is that no one truly believes Mystic Mac is truly done with the sport.