Did Nate Diaz Just Pull Out Of UFC 200?

By Salvador Sanchez
Did Nate Diaz Just Pull Out Of UFC 200?

This just keeps getting worse…

It’s been a wild few weeks for fans of the UFC and mixed martial arts, thanks in no small part to the drama surrounding Conor McGregor. The UFC featherweight champion announced his retirement one week ago to the day, and from there onwards it was mayhem.

Speculation raged as to the reasons for McGregor’s shocking and sudden retirement from the sport, but it wasn’t long until more details emerged. Apparently a rift had developed between ‘The Notorious’ and the UFC when the Irishman refused to attend a press conference for UFC 200.

His retirement was short lived though, as later the same week McGregor claimed he was still aiming to fight at UFC 200 against Nate Diaz. The Stockton grappler/boxer had submitted the Irish star at UFC 196 following a brief but eventful feud.

March 5, 2016; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Conor McGregor reacts following his loss against Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Then came yesterday’s announcement from McGregor, one that made headline news all over again, but it wasn’t long before Dana White shut it down, and now it looks like Nate Diaz has heard enough…