As of Thursday morning the UFC was reportedly standing firm on pulling Conor McGregor from UFC 200 over a refusal to comply with all media obligations they were trying to book this week, and though McGregor made a compelling case for deserving some leeway, that’s where things stand.
However, McGregor himself is calling the UFC’s bluff once more in his latest social media update, tweeting out the following Thursday night:
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 22, 2016
The first UFC 200 press conference is on Friday, and the UFC is expected to have some updates by then in Las Vegas. Will that include McGregor? We’ll find out.
Penick’s Analysis: He’s put it back on the UFC here, but whether it’s a “book me, please” post or a legitimate “fine, miss out on what I bring in then” is a little bit on your interpretation here, but we’ll find out come Friday what they have in mind to replace him, if they do indeed replace him.
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