For the third time in his profession, former two-division champ Conor McGregor immediately retired by way of Twitter. And as along with his first two bulletins, there have been quick questions and hypothesis as to his true intentions.

“Hey guys I’ve determined to retire from combating,” McGregor wrote in a tweet posted simply moments after the conclusion of UFC 250. “Thanks all for the wonderful recollections! What a journey it’s been! Here’s a image of myself and my mom in Las Vegas put up considered one of my World title wins! Choose the house of your desires Mags I like you! No matter you want it’s yours.”

Many followers suspected the Irish star was both trolling or partaking in a type of contract negotiations. The earlier two instances McGregor signed off – first in 2016 when he declared “thanks for the cheese” and the second when he retired from “Combined Martial Artwork” – he was within the midst of negotiations with the UFC over his subsequent struggle and later returned to competitors after hashing issues out behind the scenes.

A rep for McGregor’s group didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

The 31-year-old McGregor’s path remained unknown after his triumphant return to the octagon in January with a first-round drubbing of Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. He bounced from opponent to opponent, concentrating on rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, who submitted him in a pay-per-view blockbuster at UFC 229, Jorge Masvidal, and, most not too long ago, Anderson Silva. A lot of his requests have been filtered via UFC President Dana White, who most not too long ago urged the ex-champ look ahead to the winner of Nurmagomedov’s title unifier towards interim champ Justin Gaethje, which is predicted to happen in September.

Apparently, McGregor wasn’t eager on that, and with one tweet, he took the eye from the UFC’s most up-to-date PPV product and redirected it at him. If the retirement sticks, it could add the promotion’s largest star bar none to a gaggle of main stars who’d not too long ago backed away from the corporate. Prior to now week, prime stars Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal requested to be launched from contract, citing disputes over pay and remedy.