Conor McGregor pulled from UFC 200
By Edward Carbajal
Very few things get known for “breaking the internet”. Kim Kardashian’s butt has done it, Beyonce having a baby, and Conor McGregor announcing his retirement from fighting. Tuesday afternoon the tweet quickly went viral announcing McGregor’s retirement.
I have decided to retire young.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya's later.
Later, UFC President Dana White would announce on ESPN’s Sports Center that McGregor has been pulled from UFC 200. He cited that McGregor would not commit to any media before the fight at the July event. Not the best way to sell an event that was already under scrutiny to begin with. Granted, the focus a fighter needs to do what they do can be broken by doing media. Nate Diaz brought that point up not too long ago when he was making his victory media rounds after beating McGregor.
UFC 200 is supposed to be landmark show taking place at the end of International Fight Week, there are still other bouts booked and they are actively seeking a replacement. You can read their full statement here.
Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.