Conor Mcgregor has been removed from his upcoming rematch with Nate Diaz after he refused to take part in any of the promotions for the UFC 200 main event.
Dana White, the UFC President confirmed the turn of events last night while talking to ESPN.
The row between the management of UFC and the Irish fighter led to a turbulent turn of events which saw Conor tweet about retiring early.
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya's later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
“I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s (sic) later," he wrote on the social media site.
Conor's rematch with Nate was supposed to mark the UFC 200 card in Las Vegas on July 9.
Speaking to ESPN, Dana said: “The UFC is currently working on a new main event for the card, which will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 8, 2016
“You have to do the press conference, so Conor put out that tweet.
“Obviously, we still have a good relationship with Conor. 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.”