Ryan Lochte Says He Doesn’t Believe Michael Phelps Is Retiring [VIDEO]

David Hookstead | Reporter

American swimmer Ryan Lochte doesn’t think teammate Michael Phelps is really retiring.

“I don’t think so. I don’t believe it. I don’t believe it,” the Olympic hero told TMZ Sports late Monday night when he was informed Phelps had signed his retirement paperwork. (SLIDESHOW: This Nearly Naked Model Is All The Motivation You Need For The Olympics)

Lochte also didn’t seem too interested in replacing Phelps. (SLIDESHOW: 13 Times Lindsey Vonn Proved She’s One Of The Hottest Women Alive)

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Phelps is retiring after becoming the most decorated Olympian in American history. Lochte, who has his own retirement rumors, and his swimming teammates were at the center of the a media firestorm during the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil after they were robbed at gunpoint. (RELATED: Hookstead’s Hot Take: Obama Should Have Sent The Military To Rescue Our Swimmers)

At this time it’s not likely either Phelps or Lochte will return for the 2020 Olympics.

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