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Conor McGregor stuns UFC world again with latest tweet

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It appears that if you want to know anything about Conor McGregor's activities, social media really is the best way to find out.

Over the past week, whether it be his shock 'retiring early' tweet or his lengthy Facebook post explaining his status in the UFC a few days later, the Irish star has used online platforms to speak directly to fans about his future plans.

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That trend has continued today, with the 27-year-old fighter making an announcement on Twitter that is sure to delight the majority of UFC fans the world over.

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McGregor's claim that he is "back on UFC 200" is yet to be confirmed by the UFC themselves, although, in tagging the organization's president Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta in the tweet, it would suggest that the decision has been part of ongoing negotiations.

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The move, if legitimate, marks another twist in the tale of what has been a dramatic week.

It began six days ago with McGregor telling the world he had retired early. This, it later transpired, was a reaction to the pressure the Irishman felt he was under to perform media obligations for the company - specifically attending a press conference in Las Vegas last Friday.

In the days that followed, White pulled McGregor's rematch fight against Nate Diaz from the UFC 200 match card.

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Even after McGregor revealed he wasn't, in fact, retiring in a long Facebook message on Thursday, White had appeared dead set on keeping the biggest name in UFC off the July pay-per-view.

In the very Friday press conference that had been the catalyst for the whole drama in the first place, the UFC president doubled down on his position as he categorically ruled McGregor out of the event. Instead, he said, he was looking for a new opponent for Diaz.

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McGregor's message today, then, is once again out of the blue. Fans will be desperately hoping that it isn't another cryptic message from the featherweight champion but, after what has happened in recent days, you can't rule anything out.

On the face of it, it looks like White has backtracked from that position and fans can once again look forward to seeing McGregor in action in Las Vegas in three months time. It might be worth waiting for the UFC's official word, however, before booking those flights to Nevada.

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