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Joe Rogan explains why he “doesn’t buy” Conor McGregor’s retirement

Published: 7/Jun/2020 16:57

by Joe Craven

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Popular US podcaster and UFC commentator Joe Rogan has weighed in on Conor McGregor’s shock retirement announcement, revealing why he has his doubts that it’s genuine. 

Joe Rogan is host to the wildly successful ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast, which pulls in millions of viewers and listeners per episode and has featured stars such as Robert Downey Jr, Elon Musk, and much more.

However, away from podcasting, he has a background in competitive mixed-martial-arts commentating, and is friends with UFC entrepreneur Dana White. He has now weighed in on the Conor McGregor situation, after the Irish superstar announced a shock retirement on June 6.

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McGregor is known for his confidence and fighting talents.

“Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting,” McGregor tweeted. “Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been! Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins!”

Speaking to ESPN, the podcast host stated: “I don’t buy it for a second! Conor McGregor’s trying to get you to talk about him, and you just did. What better way to get people to talk about him when there’s a spectacular fight – filled with people dominating.”

Skepticism has reigned since McGregor announced his retirement; the Irish fighter has, in the past, moved away from fighting only to return some months later.

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“What he did was hijack the situation!” Rogan finished, “and say he’s retiring. I’m not buying it!” The host interviewing Rogan gave a smile and joked that the fact they were discussing McGregor meant it was “mission accomplished” for the Irish MMA star.

Only McGregor knows if he actually intends to retire, or whether the whole thing has been a publicity stunt of sorts. Rogan, for his part, clearly believes it is the latter.

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Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos

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Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.