Conor McGregor posted a tweet early on Tuesday evening stating that he is retiring from the sport young, and although we don’t know if that’s the case just yet, we do know he won’t be fighting Nate Diaz at UFC 200.
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya's later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
UFC President Dana White announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter that McGregor refused to attend a press conferance this week in Las Vegas, along with a number of other promotional spots.
“Obviously we still have a good relationship with Conor,” White said. “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.”
White said that McGregor’s refused as he was in Iceland training and didn’t want to ruin his preparation for the fight with Nate Diaz in Las Vegas. Now, it seems, that there will be no further preparation for the Irishman.
White also confirmed that Nate Diaz will receive a replacement opponent for the event.