'No more games' as Conor McGregor prepares to release statement

UFCBy Colm Hayes
'No more games' as Conor McGregor prepares to release statement

The Dubliner looks set to clarify what exactly is going on with his UFC career amid the 'retirement' furore.

UPDATE (15:28)

McGregor's coach John Kavangh has again had his amusing say on proceedings:

Conor McGregor has once more taken to Twitter to advise his legion of followers on his future plans.

The Notorious Tweeted the following message this afternoon:

Unlike last night's Tweet, which was hastily deleted, this message to his million-plus following was left to brew on the micro-blogging site.

Following UFC President Dana White's comments on the 'retirement' issue yesterday evening, McGregor took to Twitter before thinking better of it – or to whet his followers' appetites.

The Tweet lasted barely a minute before he pulled it down.

The UFC featherweight champion will most likely not be a part of the biggest night in the promotion's history after being dramatically pulled from UFC 200.

The UFC announced on Wednesday that the Crumlin fighter will not now face Nate Diaz on July 9.

The American choked out McGregor at UFC 196 to hand the Dubliner his first UFC defeat.

However, White has suggested there may be a route back into UFC 200 for the Irish fighter but stated that time is of the essence.

The UFC's big cheese, who stated that money is not the issue in this battle between the organisation and one of it's most prized fighters, also believes that McGregor is not retiring, despite the latter's claims.

The 27-year-old sent the world of MMA into a spin with a tweet suggesting that he has called time on his fighting career.