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Conor McGregor Says He Is Not Retired

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Conor McGregor is not retired from UFC, but wants to take time from promotions to train, the MMA fighter wrote on Facebook Thursday morning.

McGregor said he got “lost in the game of promotion and forgot about the art of fighting” and wants fewer promotional duties, so he can train and return to fight for the UFC 200. His post comes a day after the UFC star tweeted that he had “decided to retire young.”

“I am facing a taller, longer and heavier man. I need to prepare correctly this time,” McGregor wrote. “I can not dance for you this time.”

“For USADA and for the UFC and my contract stipulations – I AM NOT RETIRED,” he concluded.

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