A little less than a week ago, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor announced that he had decided to “retire young” in a cryptic Twitter post. He was promptly removed from the UFC 200 card, where he was expected to main event in a rematch against Nate Diaz.
However, despite UFC president Dana White repeatedly saying that McGregor would not be on the fight’s card, The Notorious took to Twitter early Monday morning to say that he was back on for the July show.
ESPN reported that UFC was not immediately available for comment on the situation, but that does not mean they won’t be making a statement soon. Just a few days after his “retirement” from UFC and his name getting tossed around the world of WWE, McGregor released a long statement airing his grievances on why he posted the tweet and then went on the record as to saying he wasn’t retired from MMA or the UFC.
After Jon Jones defeated Ovince Saint-Preux Saturday night at UFC 197, there were talks that he would take on Daniel Cormier in the main event in July with White even saying that it was “possible.”
As for Conor McGregor’s opponent, Diaz has said that he only wants to fight the featherweight champion, even after defeating him soundly at UFC 196. This is certainly an odd situation and it looks like McGregor could be just talking before he actually has any authority to do so.
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