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UFC 200 Main Event Confirmed: Cormier vs Jones

Dana White announced that Conor McGregor will be sitting this one out.

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UFC 200 Main Event Confirmed: Cormier vs Jones

As announced by UFC president Dana White, Daniel Cormier will take on Jon Jones for the upcoming UFC 200 main event fight on July 9th at Madison Square Garden. Cormier is out for revenge after losing to Jones in January 2015. "I respect what he's done, he beat me, and I want to fight him again," Cormier said at the UFC 200 press conference earlier today

"Outside of me, he’s the next best thing," said Jones. "He can beat others but not me. I don’t believe greatness is a coincidence and I don’t believe he’s great. I’ve never lost a fight."

One person who will not be included in the events at UFC 200 is Connor McGregor. Dana White confirmed that he will no longer be fighting Nate Diaz, but has hope that he will fight in future matches. 

As far as his absence from this match is concerned, White explained the importance of showing up to the PR events—and that McGregor just didn't do it: 

"I did not prevent Connor from fighting...he doesn't back down from a fight. That's what made him so popular, he just loves to fight and he's fun—he's a stud. I have a lot of respect for him. But, you have to show up and do the PR. I'm willing to bend and do things to make it work for these guys, but Connor just didn't do it. That's the way it is." 

See Also: Miesha Tate Set to Fight Amanda Nunes at UFC 200

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