Jake Paul takes page out of Conor McGregor’s playbook with cryptic retirement tweet

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Jake Paul takes page out of Conor McGregor’s playbook with cryptic retirement tweet
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Not even 24 hours removed from beating former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in the ring, YouTuber-turned-boxing sensation Jake Paul, the self-proclaimed “new face of the fight game”, is now …… retired?

Maybe. Possibly. Probably not?

Unless you believe this cryptic tweet he sent out early Monday evening:

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So that’s it. Party’s over just like that after four fights against non-boxers? If so, Paul just made so many of his haters begging for him to go away very happy. But the thing is, this looks all too familiar to us.

Back in April 2016, Conor McGregor pulled this same move. Remember? “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese, Catch ya’s later,” he tweeted without explanation. That, of course, turned out to be not true, and he had an epic rematch with Nate Diaz four months later, which McGregor won.

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McGregor “decided to retire from fighting” in June 2020, as well – or so he tweeted. But again, not true, and he was back in the cage seven months later getting knocked out by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.

The point of those McGregor retirement tweets was to cause a stir and build intrigue around his name even further. We’re willing to bet that’s what Jake Paul is doing here, too.

But hey, if we’re wrong, it was fun while it lasted. Rejoice, haters!

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