Conor is his own Man..
Dana White announced Tuesday night that UFC was pulling McGregor out of UFC 200 for refusing to attend a promotional press conference in Las Vegas as McGregor claimed he didn’t want to interrupt his training in Iceland.
“Obviously, we still have a good relationship with Conor,” White said on SportsCenter. “I respect Conor as a fighter and I like him as a person. But you can’t decide not to show up to these things. You have to do it.”
This announcement from White came hours after McGregor, the company’s current featherweight champion, took to Twitter to announce that he was “retiring young” in a shocking tweet that most thought (or hoped) was a joke or hoax. White would not elaborate on McGregor’s retirement tweet, only noting that he would not be fighting at UFC 200.
“Is Conor McGregor retiring? Only he can answer that question,” White said. “I don’t know, but Conor McGregor is not fighting at UFC 200.”
It appears now that the two sides are locked in a strange battle with McGregor, UFC’s top star, not fighting in a pay-per-view that is one of the most highly anticipated in the company’s history.
UFC is currently discussing new main event options and a different opponent for Diaz ahead of UFC 200 on July 9 in Las Vegas.