Tuesday 24 April 2018

Conor McGregor continues to taunt the UFC as Dana White announces his next fight

Conor McGregor. Photo: Getty Images
Conor McGregor. Photo: Getty Images
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

The UFC 200 press conference is currently underway but the absence of Conor McGregor is casting a major shadow over proceedings.

The Notorious' refusal to take part in the promotion of the event is allegedly what prompted UFC President Dana White to pull him from the card, with the Dubliner apparently unwilling to compromise his training camp by doing the significant media work.

All the other participating fighters have gathered in Las Vegas today for a massive press conference, but with just one tweet, McGregor once again stole the show.

"Everyone flew in. Respect. But not everyone up there made the company 400 million in 8 months," McGregor wrote.

Despite McGregor's attempts to stress his importance to the organisation, White doesn't appear willing to add him back to the card, saying that he is currently looking for a new opponent for Nate Diaz, who McGregor was due to fight in a rematch of their UFC 196 bout - which the Dublin fighter lost.

Furthermore, White announced that McGregor's next fight will be a first defence of his featherweight belt against the winner of Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, who fight at UFC 200 for the interim title.

McGregor sensationally won the belt from Aldo at UFC 194 before Christmas after a sensational first round knockout after 13 seconds.

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