MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Conor McGregor pulled from UFC 200 due to not attending a press conference

Dana White “Conor McGregor pulled from UFC 200, because he wouldn’t attend a press conference” Did Conor McGregor retire yesterday? We don’t know for sure,  but one thing is certain, the UFC featherweight champion won’t be fighting at UFC 200. First here’s his tweet that erupted social media yesterday.

Later Tuesday evening UFC president Dana White n ESPN’s SportsCenter that McGregor has been pulled from the July card in Las Vegas because McGregor refused to attend a UFC 200 press conference in Las Vegas this week. White had this to say. “Obviously we still have a good relationship with Conor. I respect Conor as a fighter and I like him as a person. But you can’t decide not to show up to these things. You have to do it. Conor did not want to come to Las Vegas and film the commercial or be a part of any of the marketing we have.He’s in Iceland training and that’s not possible”  With McGregor off the card, his opponent Nate Diaz flew into Las Vegas yesterday and the UFC is seeking a new opponent. In addition White said another fight would be added to the card. Stay tuned to MMAOddsBreaker as more news develops on this situation.   Brandon Halsey meets John Salter at Bellator 156 Bellator officials announced Tuesday that former middleweight champion Brandon Halsey will take on UFC veteran John Salter at Bellator 156 on June 17 in Fresno, California. Halsey (9-1) lost his middleweight title last year when he missed weight prior to his title defence against Kendall Grove. Then he lost via first-round TKO (body kick) to current champion Rafael Carvalho last October. Salter (11-3) hasn’t competed since a January 2015 victory over Dustin Jacoby at Bellator 132. He’s won six of his last seven fights and heads into this contest on a three-fight win streak.   UFC on FOX 19 medical suspensions Rashad Evans: suspended 30 days Darrell Horcher: suspended 60 days for hard fight Raquel Pennington: suspended 30 days for right eye laceration Court McGee: suspended 30 days Randy Brown: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact Michael Graves: suspended pending left-hand X-ray Manny Gamburyan: suspended 30 days Oluwale Bamgbose: suspended 180 days pending CT scan and suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact Omari Akhmedov: suspended 45 days for eye laceration   UFC 198 Promo 

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