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Mix Martial Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor Not Retired

conor-mcgregorContrary to the rumour rambling in sports’ world, Conor McGregor, 27 years featherweight champion has dismissed the report that he had retired from mixed martial arts.
The raving talk of the UFC featherweight champion’s retirement has been on for a while on some social media since he suggested that he was on the verge of taking an early retirement from the sport in a cryptic tweet on Tuesday and McGregor has confirmed that he has not hang his gloves and he is prepared to fight at UFC 200.
The Dublin-born fighter has now clarified his position in a lengthy statement on his facebook handler.
“I am still ready to go for UFC 200,” it read. “I will offer, like I already did, to fly to New York for the big press conference that was scheduled, and then I will go back into training. With no distraction.
“If this is not enough or they feel I have not deserved to sit this promotion run out this one time, well then I don’t know what to say.
“For the record also – for USADA and for the UFC and my contract stipulations – I am not retired.”
Dana White, UFC’s president, subsequently removed McGregor from the card of UFC 200, the promotion company’s milestone pay-per-view event on 9 July.
McGregor, who was scheduled to compete in a rematch against Nate Diaz, was dropped after he informed UFC officials that he would not participate in any promotional activities ahead of the fight.

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