There was something somewhat fishy about Conor McGregor’s early morning tweet on Monday — one that proudly announced he was back on UFC 200 after a week of strife between the fighter and UFC executives. For one, his tweet sat alone in the mixed martial arts Twitterverse, which is strange and rare indeed. The UFC has several official accounts and links to dozens of media outlets. Yet rather than retweet or share the news of McGregor’s announcement, they all sat silent through the night.
Now comes terrible news: McGregor’s tweet was a troll job. Nothing has been worked out between the Irish fighter and the UFC.
“It’s not true,” Dana White told TMZ this morning. “We haven’t talked to Conor or his manager since the press conference. I don’t know why he would tweet that. All the media keeps asking me that. 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.”
Yes, Dana White. It is totally like that scene in Step Brothers where they ask if they can build bunk beds.
Maybe the reason the media keeps asking Dana about the fight is because we’ve got Conor McGregor ready to fight Nate Diaz and Nate Diaz ready to fight Conor McGregor. The only thing stopping that from happening is the UFC, which has decided McGregor tried to take too many liberties with their ‘paint by numbers’ promotional schedule. It seems like Conor is going to underline this fact by repeatedly reminding everyone that he’s ready to fight … even if the UFC doesn’t want him to.