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Published: 18:54 | 25/4/16

UFC rubbishes McGregor claim

Irishman is not back on card, says White

Conor McGregor will not fight at UFC 200, Dana White has reiterated in response to the Dubliner's claim to the contrary.

After hinting last week that he had retired from mixed martial arts, McGregor later insisted that he no plans to quit.

UFC president White, though, subsequently revealed that the Irishman had been withdrawn from a proposed rematch with Nate Diaz for failing to perform promotional activities, including appearing at a press conference, in Las Vegas.

McGregor took to Twitter on Monday morning to say: "Happy to announce that I am BACK on UFC 200! Shout out to @danawhite and @lorenzofertitta on getting this one done for the fans. #Respect."

However, White contacted the Los Angeles Times to say that McGregor's claim was "not true".

The UFC chief added: "We haven’t talked (to) Conor or his manager since the press conference. I don’t know why he would tweet that.”

Diaz has stated his determination to fight nobody else but featherweight champion McGregor in a welterweight rematch at UFC 200.

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