Official Press Release From UFC Regarding Conor McGregor, Speculation On Real Reason For Problems

The UFC released the following press release regarding Conor McGregor:

UFC President Dana White announced Tuesday that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been pulled from his UFC 200 main event against Nate Diaz on July 9.

White revealed that the decision was made by the promotion after McGregor informed UFC officials that he would not participate in any promotional activities, including a commercial shoot and press conferences.

The UFC is currently working on a new main event for the card, which will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Other bouts currently set for the event include two title fights, with Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar battling for the interim featherweight title, and Miesha Tate defending her UFC women’s bantamweight crown against Amanda Nunes.

Speaking via ESPN’s SportsCenter, Dana said:

“Conor didn’t want to come to Las Vegas and be part of any promotional training. He’s in Iceland training. He felt leaving right now would hurt his training. But every other fighter on the card is coming. It doesn’t make you exempt. We spend a lot of money on this stuff…. Is Conor McGregor retiring? Only he can answer that question. I don’t know. But he will not be a part of UFC 200.”

Also, according to Charly Arnolt, McGregor wanted a whopping $10 million to be a part of UFC 200:

Source: Conor McGregor wants approx $10M for #UFC200–more than anyone else in past for single fight. #UFC said no, so he retired.

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