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MMA community reacts to Conor McGregor's 'retirement,' decision to pull him from UFC 200

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In what was a rather unusual day in mixed martial arts (MMA) news, which all began with Conor McGregor's decision to "retire young," Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White put the cherry on top when he announcied that "Notorious" had been pulled from his UFC 200 rematch against Nate Diaz on July 9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Full details on that here.

Upon hearing the news White delivered on ESPN's "SportCenter," the pieces started to fall into place ... sort of.

That's because the brash head honcho announced that the reason for McGregor's removal from the monumental pay-per-view (PPV) event is because the fiery Irishman refused to leave Iceland to attend a press conference stateside to promote the Diaz rematch. Hence the whole retirement thing.

It didn't take long for MMA stars to hit Twitter and offer their mixed reactions.

Don't say this guy didn't warn you!