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MMA community reacts to Conor McGregor’s ‘retirement,’ decision to pull him from UFC 200

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In what was a rather unusual day in mixed martial arts (MMA) news, which all began with Conor McGregor’s decision to “retire young,” Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White put the cherry on top when he announcied that “Notorious” had been pulled from his UFC 200 rematch against Nate Diaz on July 9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Upon hearing the news White delivered on ESPN’s “SportCenter,” the pieces started to fall into place … sort of.

That’s because the brash head honcho announced that the reason for McGregor’s removal from the monumental pay-per-view (PPV) event is because the fiery Irishman refused to leave Iceland to attend a press conference stateside to promote the Diaz rematch. Hence the whole retirement thing.

It didn’t take long for MMA stars to hit Twitter and offer their mixed reactions.

I for one am not surprised by this UFC vs. McGregor thing. Writing was on the wall awhile ago.

— Joe Ferraro (@ShowdownJoe) April 20, 2016

But seriously. It’s April. Fight’s in July. And you’re gonna tell me they’re pulling McGregor purely because he won’t do press? C’mon son.

— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) April 20, 2016

Ever been to Iceland? I wouldn’t want to leave either. Good on ya, Conor.

— Ryan Loco (@RyanLoco) April 20, 2016

If they will make it the new main event I’ll fight an actual rabid animal at UFC200. I want 1/10 of whatever Conor did.

— Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) April 20, 2016

I also offer to wear the McGregor tattoos and fight vs Nate Diaz if we can do a catch weight. Hell I’ll even get the ACTUAL tattoos for $$$

— Tom Lawlor (@FilthyTomLawlor) April 20, 2016

If true, that canceled flight from ….View full article

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