Conor McGregor appears to be back on the UFC 200 bill after supposedly sorting out his differences with UFC president Dana White.
Last week, the Irishman retired from the sport on Twitter after he was removed from the main event at UFC 200 for failing to fulfil his media obligations. McGregor was away training in Iceland at the time.
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya’s later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
Thereafter he released a statement explaining why he did not fly to Las Vegas to perform his promotional obligations.
The crux of his reasoning was that he felt he was continuously having to spend time in the build-up to his bouts antagonizing his opponents in front of the media so that his fights would gain traction. Having lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, McGregor now simply wanted to focus on his preparation without the distraction of having to promote the fight.
I am just trying to do my job and fight here. I get paid to fight … https://t.co/xW1P3G2710
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 21, 2016
White then claimed that it wouldn’t be fair to other fighters if McGregor was reinstated for UFC 200 however some kind of agreement between the two appears to have been reached since then as the Notorious tweeted on Monday that he was back on the card.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2016
What is concerning for all those wanting to see the McGregor-Diaz rematch is that the UFC have not confirmed this news as of yet.