Conor McGregor officially out of UFC 200 as new headline event announced
Published 27/04/2016 | 13:34
Conor McGregor has been officially ruled out of UFC 200 after Daniel Cormier v Jon Jones was announced as the new headline event.
Dubliner McGregor was due to headline the July 9 show in Las Vegas with a welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz but was pulled from the card for not fulfilling media duties.
McGregor subsequently announced his 'retirement' from the sport before releasing a statement less than 24 hours later saying he was willing to return if the UFC bowed to his media demands.
But UFC President Dana White and the organisation stood their ground which prompted McGregor to up the stakes, and mind games, when he took to Twitter to announce that 'he was back on the UFC 200 card'.
Whatever McGregor's reasoning for such action has yet to be determined. White then confirmed that McGregor was not back on the card and added that he had no idea why he would take to Twitter to suggest he was.
Now all the talking has been done as Cormier v Jones was confirmed as the new main event.
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UFC 200 card
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones - Light Heavyweight
José Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar - Featherweight
Miesha Tate (c) vs. Amanda Nunes - Women's Bantamweight
Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne - Heavyweight
Johny Hendricks vs. Kelvin Gastelum - Welterweight
Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson - Middleweight
Diego Sanchez vs. Joe Lauzon - Lightweight
Sage Northcutt vs. Enrique Marín - Lightweight
Takanori Gomi vs. Jim Miller - Lightweight
Cat Zingano vs. Julianna Peña - Women's Bantamweight