UFC president Dana White decided to say nothing about the situation of Conor McGregor, who tweeted about his retirement, but later has taken back what he said and announced on his Facebook page, he is not retiring, as reported by Yahoo Sports.
It seemed like McGregor angered the UFC management after tweeting about his retirement although he was scheduled to fight in the main event at UFC 200. The entire management could have a huge loss in their business since that was a pay-per-view match and McGregor was considered one of the fighters who can bring a huge profit to the organization.
White already pulled out McGregor in UFC 200 and was planning to pick another opponent for Nate Diaz in the main event that was supposed to be the chance for McGregor to take revenge after getting beaten by Diaz via submission.
Also, White released a statement that if Conor McGregor was really retired, then he would set Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar to fight for the vacant featherweight title.
McGregor, who seemed to be in trouble after posting about retirement, has taken back what he has said and confirmed that he is not retiring. McGregor posted a message on Twitter with a hashtag #YourMove, typically referring to the UFC management.
The UFC president states that he has no comment on the Conor situation. It might be a confirmation that they have no more interest in reconsidering McGregor for UFC 200 and they were now working on their best option to replace the hottest superstar in the MMA World.
However, since there’s no official announcement yet, there is still a possibility that the deal is not done yet that there could be ongoing negotiations between the two fighters and the UFC management in which they decided to talk privately.
The UFC President Dana White is expected to have a news conference to promote the UFC 200 on Friday and the MMA world must be waiting for answers to questions currently circulating their minds about the case of McGregor.
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