UFC news: Conor McGregor back in UFC 200?

UFC news: Conor McGregor back in UFC 200?

Conor McGregor has dropped another bombshell as he posted on Twitter that he is back on the UFC 200 card that is set on July 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor posted Sunday that he is back in the fight card for UFC 200 and he even thank UFC President Dana White and sports promoter and businessman Lorenzo Fertitta. With that said, it looks like his much-needed rematch against Nate Diaz will still come true, however, both White and Fertitta have yet to confirm the said statement.

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It would be remembered that on Friday White announced that McGregor has been pulled out of UFC 200 for his failure to promote the fight in Las Vegas. In that press conference, White also added that they are looking at a possible replacement for McGregor to face Diaz and rumors has it that names such as Georges St-Pierre and Robbie Lawler have floated as top contenders.

Afterward, McGregor slammed White with his Facebook post explaining that he is paid as a fighter and not a promoter. He added that promoting the fights have greatly affected his performance in their first meeting with Diaz, wherein he tapped after a rare naked choke. The feisty Irish fighter also explained that promoting fights also makes a fighter lose focus with all the distractions that come with it.

However, White rebutted McGregor’s claim and added that it is a fighter’s obligation to help the organization promote their fights that would increase ticket sales, pay-per-view marketing and media hype. He added that it is a simple gesture for which that the UFC has paid for in promoting fights.

Getting mixed into the story is welterweight fighter Rory MacDonald who gave his support for McGregor’s word war with White. MacDonald explained that McGregor is making a stand for all fighters under the organization and that as new in the sport, they could learn something from the word war.

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