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Conor McGregor resurfaces, promises incoming statement on UFC future


Conor McGregor hears you.

And soon, the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight titleholder will release a statement that clears up -- or perhaps further muddies -- his future with the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. Sure, he's hijacking the hype for UFC 197, but whatever, right?

From Twitter, where he appears to be most comfortable:

No telling what his definition of "shortly" will be.

McGregor walked away from combat sports earlier this week, abruptly retiring on Twitter. There were rumors of a financial standoff with his employers; however, UFC President Dana White insists there is (still) no rift and the decision to cancel the July 9 headliner with Nate Diaz stemmed from ignoring media obligations.

Get the popcorn ready ladies and gentlemen, I have a feeling this is going to be good.

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