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Well if you're going to tweet about being retired, this shouldn't come as a shock.
Conor McGregor recently tweeted out to his fans that he was retiring young and thanked them for "the cheese".
It turns out that tweet was a joke and he didn't bother to tell anyone about it.
The UFC is officially calling off his fight with Nate Diaz. A fight in which he could've earned $10 million.
Now he's made a long Facebook rant about the media and promotions and how he doesn't want to promote his rematch with Diaz that is coming up.
"I am just trying to do my job and fight here. I am paid to fight. I am not yet paid to promote."
"I will always play the game and play it better than anybody, but just for this one, where I am coming off a loss, I asked for some leeway where I can just train and focus. I did not shut down all media requests. I simply wanted a slight adjustment. But it was denied. "
TMZ reports, the UFC was actually willing to move mountains to accomodate the fighter during the UFC 200 media tour. They offered to fly Conor to every destination on a top-of-the-line private jet AND ship out every single piece of his gym equipment from Iceland to Vegas for this weekend' media event so his training regime wouldn't be altered.
ALSO, they would set up his gym equipment identical to his Iceland training centre.
McGregor refused to agree and was apparently "shocked" when he was told the media obligations in Vegas were mandatory.
Dana White told Colin Cowherd he believes McGregor will fight for the UFC in the next year -- but sources say it will NOT be against Nate Diaz. Instead, he'll have to fight Frankie Edgar or Jose Aldo.