Monday 23 July 2018

Conor McGregor officially out of UFC 200 as new headline event announced

Conor McGregor won't be fighting at UFC 200
Conor McGregor won't be fighting at UFC 200
Conor McGregor will not fight at UFC 200

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

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