Judging by Conor McGregor’s latest post on social media, his falling out with the UFC seems no closer to being put to bed.
“I’ve got my bills paid. My money made. And the entire game slayed. #YourMove,” McGregor wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, ‘The Notorious’ had released a lengthy statement on Facebook explaining that while he wasn’t retiring after all, he was unhappy with the overbearing nature of the promotional schedule that the UFC had planned to promote his upcoming rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 200, and felt that it would interfere with his training camp.
As such he appeared to draw a line in the sand, saying that he was still willing to fight on the card, but would only be willing to attend the scheduled UFC 200 press conference in New York, pointing out that he’d already generated more than enough publicity for the historic show by way of the media frenzy that’s surrounded his comments already this week.
Fight fans had hoped that the UFC would grab this conditional olive branch with both hands, but so far it would appear that’s not the case.
Not long after McGregor’s facebook statement, TMZ Sports claimed that the UFC were “officially calling off his fight with Nate Diaz,” due to the fact that media obligations are mandatory.
Furthermore, TMZ Sports also suggested that the UFC may be planning to scrap the idea of McGregor rematching Diaz altogether (which had initially been booked at the request of the Irishman himself) and instead will now require him to defend his featherweight title instead against either Jose Aldo or Frankie Edgar when he does finally return to action.
However, there was a glimmer of hope later in the day when ESPN reporter Brett Okomoto wrote on Twitter that, “Nothing official and hearing UFC likely won’t make statement today, but my McGregor/200 gauge has risen from 50/50 to 60/40 he’ll fight.”
McGregor’s post implying that it was now the UFC’s move came after that however, suggesting that no agreement has been reached between the two parties yet.