While there are many hoaxes spreading around Conor McGregor from time to time, this recent one is causing fans to panic tweeting the Irishman.
The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion was being the subject of fake news online – rumored to be dead. The hoax started after someone put a time of death on his Wikipedia page.
The unknown troll put August 4 as the date of death of ‘The Notorious’. And to make it worse, Google has been fooled by the prank, as the search engine also put up the fake date of death on its search result.
While many would accept this as another prank on a famed figure, others are really buying it. The concerned fans then turned to Twitter to ask if the former double champ is okay.
One tweeted: “Conor Mcgregor, why does Google say that you’re dead????”
Another said: “Searched Conor dead and this is what came [email protected] you good champ? Google saying you’re dead.”
The confused comments also being the result of McGregor’s recent tweet that looks like a retirement tweet. In the tweet, the Proper Twelve whiskey owner wrote “Mma, I’ll never forget you! Easy work..” hinting at a departure from the sport.
While it’s not necessarily a retirement announcement, it appears that McGregor is about to leave fighting aside for a while as he is set to feature in a remake of a classic film “Road House”. In the film, he will act alongside stars like Jake Gyllenhaal, according to Amazon Prime Video.
“Fight icon Conor McGregor expands his storied career into film to join Jake Gyllenhaal in the reimagining of the beloved classic, Road House,” Amazon Prime Video confirmed in a statement on Twitter.
The Notorious one has been sidelined from competition since he suffered leg injuries during his rubber match against Dustin Poirier back in July last year. Since then he has recovered progressively and gradually back in training.
Luthfi Prawiro is a writer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has a strong passion for combat sports and a BA in Psychology. His undergraduate thesis was on the Sports Psychology of MMA.