Conor McGregor's "retire young" tweet broke a Twitter record

It got more retweets than Kobe Bryant's retirement announcement

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Conor McGregor's "retire young" tweet has broken records for the number of retweets for a sportsperson.

Since the UFC featherweight champion - who is not retiring - sent out the tweet to Twitter users, it has received 165,000 retweets:



The previous sportsperson record was held by NBA star Kobe Bryant when he tweeted his own genuine retirement announcement, with over 130,000 retweets: