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Conor McGregor says he's BACK ON the fight card for UFC 200

The fighter has just made the announcement on social media.

UFC 194 Mixed Martial Arts Source: John Locher

CONOR MCGREGOR says he is set to fight at UFC 200 after a dramatic comeback announcement this morning.

The fighter tweeted the news to his followers just before 7am today.

The announcement comes as something of a surprise as his coach John Kavanagh had indicated last night that a deal seemed unlikely to be done.

As yet there has been no official confirmation from the UFC itself that McGregor is once more back in the frame for a tilt at UFC 200 opposite Nate Diaz.

“Happy to announce that I am BACK on UFC 200!” read McGregor’s tweet.

Shout out to @danawhite and @lorezofertitta on getting this one done for the fans. #Respect

McGregor has caused something of a meltdown in the sporting world in the last couple of weeks with an initial announcement that he planned to ‘retire young’, followed by a clarification that he did not intend to do so but was unhappy with the promotional duties that were expected of him by the UFC.


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Featherweight champion McGregor was stunned by Diaz at UFC 196 last month after stepping up to welterweight, only to be submitted by a heavier, larger opponent, who came into the fight on 11 days’ notice.

The42 has attempted to contact McGregor’s management company to confirm the news.

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