Dana White says Conor McGregor’s tweet about being back on UFC 200 “not true”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Conor McGregor (Photo credit Mark J. Rebilas © USA Today)

Whatever the motivation behind Conor McGregor’s tweet overnight that he’s back on UFC 200, that’s not the case according to UFC President Dana White.

White shot it down quickly Monday morning in comments made to LA Times reporter Lance Pugmire.

“Not true,” White said. “We haven’t talked [to] Conor or his manager since the press conference. I don’t know why he would tweet that.”

And so the saga continues.

Penick’s Analysis: It didn’t seem like a legitimate announcement from McGregor simply because of the timing, so it’s still hard to know what the motivation was behind it. Will it change the UFC’s stance in any way? Maybe not, they seem hung up on being stubborn in this instance against their own interests for UFC 200. That said, the fight with Diaz may not be dead entirely, and despite Dana White’s many statements to the contrary, until Diaz has another opponent announced and promoted, or the UFC finds another major fight for UFC 200 officially, McGregor will continue to loom over that event.

[Photo (c) Mark J. Rebilas via USA Today Sports]

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