Thursday 22 March 2018

McGregor gives up hope on UFC 200 but hints at end of year return

Conor McGregor. Photo: Getty
Conor McGregor. Photo: Getty

Ryan Nugent

CONOR McGregor looks to have finally given up hope of featuring at UFC 200, insisting he had record pay per views in sight but "it was not to be".

The Notorious has indicated that his next bout will take place at the end of the year - facing the winner of former champ, Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, who will fight at UFC 200.

In a series of posts on Twitter, the UFC Featherweight Champion lamented his omission from the company’s milestone event in Las Vegas in July, but made it clear that he’s still the biggest show in town when it comes to MMA.

In reference to UFC’s decision to leave him out for not fulfilling his press obligations, McGregor referred to his ‘retirement’ tweet that received worldwide attention and coverage.

“Call me No Press. Most Press,” he said.

“I had the May/Pac record primed, ready to place MMA at the undisputed top. But it was not to be #Press.

"I hold PPV, Gate, TV, Fightpass and Embedded record.

“I look forward to my end of year unification bout. But like I said before. These featherweights don’t understand…” he said pointing to his dominance over the division.

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