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Conor McGregor: 'I am back' - The Notorious back on UFC 200 bill

Conor McGregor has announced he is back on the bill of UFC 200 after a week of headline-grabbing announcements over his "retirement".

The Dublin-born fighter made the announcement in a tweet on Monday morning.

McGregor had been set to fight Nate Diaz in a rematch of their title bout.

He tweeted: "Happy to announce that I am BACK on UFC 200! Shout out to @danawhite and @lorenzofertitta on getting this one done for the fans. #Respect"

Last Tuesday, the UFC featherweight champion posted a tweet strongly intimating his immediate departure from the world of prize-fighting, which subsequently sent social media into a state of unrest.

McGregor is currently in a training camp in Iceland.

He had appeared to be out of the running for a rematch with Diaz at UFC 200 on July 9 when Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White ruled out any possibility of the Dubliner fighting on the card, despite the Irishman backtracking on his 'retirement' and saying he was still training to face Diaz.

McGregor was pulled from the rematch in Las Vegas after he refused to travel to Nevada for promotional appearances.

McGregor, who surged through the featherweight ranks before knocking out champion Jose Aldo of Brazil in 13 seconds in December, has become the UFC's hottest property with his outrageous trash-talking and vicious fighting skills.

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