Conor McGregor is officially out of UFC 200 Dana White has confirmed. The UFC president told TMZ on Monday that McGregor will not fight at UFC 200, but would fight sometime after.
“He’ll fight on 201, 202, 203 – whatever. I don’t know when. We’ll get it figured out,” said White.
Conor McGregor took the entire MMA world by storm when he tweeted that he is retiring from the sport.
Immediately after his tweet went viral, White announced that UFC has pulled out Conor from UFC 200 for refusing to promote his fight. The 27-year-old fighter, on the other hand, was not ready to skip his training and go for promotions.
In a lengthy Facebook statement, the Irishman said that he is paid to fight and not to promote.
“I am just trying to do my job and fight here.
I am paid to fight. I am not yet paid to promote.
I have become lost in the game of promotion and forgot about the art of fighting.
There comes a time when you need to stop handing out flyers and get back to the damn shop.
50 world tours, 200 press conferences, 1 million interviews, 2 million photo shoots, and at the end of it all I’m left looking down the barrel of a lens, staring defeat in the face, thinking of nothing but my incorrect fight preparation. And the many distractions that led to this.
Nothing else was going through my mind.
It is time to go back and live the life that got me this life,” he posted.
Meanwhile, McGregor tweeted Sunday night that he is back on UFC 200 fight card. White, however, said that McGregor’s claims are not true.
“I don’t know. I don’t know why he did. I still haven’t talked to him. We had a whole press conference about this. I just don’t know how more clear I can make it,” he said.
Conor McGregor was scheduled to fight Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas. And with no official confirmation of Nate Diaz’s opponent, the fate of UFC 200 hangs by a thread.
Source: MMA Fighting
Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Conor McGregor