UFC president Dana White has responded after Conor McGregor tweeted earlier today claiming he had been reinstated on the upcoming UFC 200 card after being pulled from the event last week.
“We haven’t talked (to) Conor or his manager since the press conference. I don’t know why he would tweet that,” White told the LA Times.
McGregor was pulled from his UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz after refusing to take part in a scheduled UFC 200 press conference in Las Vegas on April 22nd. He later released a lengthy statement, explaining his wishes to prioritize his training over media duties ahead of the Diaz rematch after losing to Diaz via submission at UFC 196 in March.
There has been no word from McGregor or his camp following Dana’s denial.
UFC 200 is set to take place on July 9th at Vegas’s new T-Mobile Arena. If Diaz-McGregor 2 does not feature as the main event, a rematch between light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier and interim champ Jon Jones is the most likely replacement at this stage.