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Shrager: McGregor trying to make up with the UFC

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Conor McGregor’s retirement may be real after all. According to reporter Jonathan Shrager, he may be working things out. But while he says that, the company has not made an announcement since last night when McGregor was pulled from the event.

“A source close to Conor confirms he’s currently in constant contact with UFC & believes the situation will be resolved,” Shrager wrote on Twitter. “Same source informs me Conor is discussing everything with UFC, particularly how to avoid such incidents in the future.”

UFC star Conor McGregor exits the Octagon after his fight against Nate Diaz in their welterweight bout during the UFC 196
Conor McGregor exits the Octagon after his fight against Nate Diaz in their welterweight bout during the UFC 196 (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Shortly after McGregor was pulled from the main event at UFC 200 against Nate Diaz by president Dana White on SportsCenter, speculation came out that McGregor didn’t want to take part in the event’s media tour. It was reportedly over money demands.

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In March, McGregor made $1 million – becoming the first UFC fighter ever to do this – in his loss to Diaz. The Irishman had to move up in class to 170 pounds, before losing in the second round to Diaz.

“When I asked the same source whether Conor will fight again, he replied ‘he will fight again, just not sure when.’

Shrager is also the individual, who said that McGregor claimed that the media tour was a mini-world tour – as there were press conferences in Las Vegas, Stockton, California, and New York.

There’s even been speculation that McGregor would leave the UFC for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He has made it clear that the promotion puts a lot of stress on him – and even commented as such in the past.

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“I love every single one of you here,” he said following his UFC 189 win over Chad Mendes. “I love the media, but I’m absolutely sick to death of you. It does not come easy. It’s not just about showing up at the gym. I’ve been home 19 days this year. I’ve been constantly working, constantly promoting, constantly handling my media obligations as well as keeping on top of my weight.

“As well as keeping on top of my skill level. As well as managing nagging injuries.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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