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McGregor Tweets He’s Back on UFC 200 Card, White Denies

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("Notorious" Conor McGregor)

There is a sometimes used technique in business and politics, wherein you declare something to be true, and in so doing, it becomes a reality. If you are a movie producer, you declare that MGM is back your latest motion picture, get a bunch of press for it, and MGM backs your film.

That may be what UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is up to. He briefly tweeted that that he was retired. Then the UFC pulled him from UFC 200, and USADA said if he was retired, their procedures dictate he had to take a break of four months, as they had no authority to test retired fighters, and needed time to make sure that all was clean.

Then Conor did a long unretirement post on his social network.

But the league was still adamant – he missed media duties, and was off the biggest card in the history of the sport.

Now he has tweeted that he is back on the card.

 

TMZ Sports caught up with UFC president Dana White, who emphatically reaffirmed that McGregor is out.

“It’s not true,” said White. “We haven’t talked to Conor or his manager since the press conference. I don’t know why he would tweet that.

“All the media keeps asking me that. I feel like the scene in ‘Step Brothers’ when they ask if they can build the bunk beds. I don’t know how many more times I can say the fight is off or how many more press conferences I can have saying the fight is off for people to believe it’s off.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.