Report: UFC Reject McGregor’s Statement, Pulls Plug On Diaz Rematch
Bloody Elbow – The UFC won’t budge on their decision to pull Conor McGregor from UFC 200 despite the Irishman’s lengthy Facebook statement.
That’s according to TMZ, who reported earlier today that the promotion offered to fly McGregor to every promotional location on a private jet.
“Not only did UFC offer to fly Conor to every destination on a top-of-the-line private jet … but also offered to ship out every single piece of his gym equipment from Iceland to Vegas for this weekend’s media event so there wouldn’t be a kink in Conor’s training. We’re told McGregor was told his gym would be set up identically to his Iceland training center and it would all be ready to go the second he stepped off the plane. Still, McGregor refused to budge — and our sources tell us Conor was “shocked” when he was told the media obligations in Vegas were mandatory.”
Hmmm, maybe this was about the media obligations and not about money like I thought. I think the UFC is putting their foot down though to let Conor know who wears the pants in the family (minus the whole private jet and private gym thing). What Conor doesn’t realize is a GSP come back is on the horizon. That man can sell a fight just as well as McGregor…and I hate to spoil the ending but St-Pierre knows how to wrestle and defend submissions as well. Georges has an entire country backing him too…At least I think Canada is a country. I am eager to see how this all plays out.