Conor McGregor has broken his silence after retirement tweet and being pulled off UFC 200.
Just days ago the UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor broke not just the Internet, but the world with a single tweet. Nearly two days later the 145-pound King has broken his silence.
In a statement released on McGregor’s Facebook page he addresses why he has been pulled from UFC 200 and what led him to the decision to not attend media obligations in Las Vegas this week.
I am just trying to do my job and fight here. I am paid to fight. I am not yet paid to promote. I have become lost in the game of promotion and forgot about the art of fighting. There comes a time where you need to stop handing out flyers and get back to the damn shop.
McGregor apparently asked for a “slight adjustment” and “leeway” in regards to doing promotional activities this week due to being in Iceland training and was seemingly denied by the promotion.
I feel the $400 million I have generated for the company in my last three events, all inside 8 months, is enough to get me this slight leeway. I am ready for UFC 200.
The statement, which can be read in full above, ended with four words which I’m sure made a lot of people, including promotional figures, very happy. “I AM NOT RETIRED.”
The UFC or Dana White have yet to make any comments on the statement or if the fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 200 is still off.