UFC superstar McGregor not retired, wants less promo demands
LAS VEGAS (AP) UFC superstar Conor McGregor says (in all caps) that he's not retired from fighting.
The mixed martial arts fighter posted on Facebook Thursday that he'd like to focus on training more and less on grueling promotional demands that come with being a pay-per-view star.
The 27-year-old fighter known for his over the top personality says ''I can not dance for you this time.''
McGregor has been training for a rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 200 in July. He lost to Diaz in March, ending a 15-fight winning streak in which he surprised many fans by fighting 25 pounds above his usual weight of 145 pounds. The rematch was set to be fought at 170 pouds, but UFC President Dana White said this week that McGregor has been pulled from the card because of the dispute over promotional appearances.
McGregor says he's still ready to fight at UFC 200 but wants no distractions from training.