UFC's Ben Askren Says Conor McGregor's Retirement Announcement is Bogus
Conor McGregor Retirement is Bogus … Says Ben Askren
The Notorious appeared to call it quits in a late-night tweet on Monday … saying “I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today.”
“I think there’s no way I’m buying it,” Askren says. “This isn’t first time he’s tweeted out something like this.” It’s true … Conor “retired” back in 2016 too.
Askren points out the timing — right after the negotiations with Donald Cerrone falling apart … and says it’s essentially a big game of chicken between Dana and Conor to see who will cave first.
“If you look at Dana White’s response that is a negotiating tactic back. He’s saying, ‘okay, bye, see ya later, have a great career’. So, it was kinda a negotiating tactic back saying, ‘okay, fine have a great retirement.'”
So, if neither side comes to an agreement, have