Conor McGregor is at the center of a public battle with Dana White

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                 UFC superstar Conor McGregor is at the center of a very public battle with UFC president Dana White.  
The issue stems from McGregor’s media obligations regarding his participation in UFC 200, due to take place in Las Vegas July 9.  McGregor refused to leave his Iceland training camp to film a commercial and attend three press conferences.  After missing these scheduled events, UFC pulled him from the UFC 200 ticket, disappointing fans worldwide who were anxious to see him take on Nate Diaz in a rematch.
The dispute between McGregor and White has been taking place for over a week.  On April 25, McGregor tweeted that he was back on the ticket and even thanked White for “getting this one done for the fans”.  But White insists that this isn’t true.
TMZ Sports 
In an interview with TMZ Sports, White gave a rather lengthy quote about McGregor’s inaccurate statement.
“It’s not true. We haven’t talked to Conor or his manager since the press conference.  I don’t know why he would tweet that.” White went on to say the following, “I feel like the scene in ‘Step Brothers’ when they ask if they can build the bunk beds. I don’t know how many more times I can say the fight is off or how many more press conferences I can have saying the fight is off for people to believe it’s off.”
As of April 25, Conor McGregor was still not officially back on the ticket, and UFC 200 remained without a headlining event.
McGregor famously won the featherweight championship by knocking out Jose Aldo in only 13 seconds back in December at UFC 194.  It was the fastest knockout in UFC title fight history.  His last match against Diaz was McGregor’s first and only UFC defeat.  This is the fuel behind why the rematch was so heavily anticipated.
Only time will tell how this ends for McGregor.
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