The show must go on!
Now that reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been officially ruled out, the world's largest fight promotion needs a new main event for the upcoming UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) event, taking place on Sat., July 9, 2016 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As a result, Nate Diaz will remain on the fight card, but his opponent has yet to be determined. UFC President Dana White made the announcement during today's (Fri., April 22, 2016) special press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, which can found in it's entirety here.
Diaz explained that he's only willing to fight McGregor at UFC 200 and would rather go on vacation if "Notorious" wasn't his opponent. The Stockton brawler and White still have to talk regarding his options.
No new main event was announced -- it remains, according to White, a work in progress.
UFC 200 also features a women's Bantamweight championship showdown pitting division titleholder Miesha Tate against top contender Amanda Nunes, while Cat Zingano and Julianna Pena collide for the next spot in the very crowded 135-pound title chase.
To see the reworked UFC 200 fight card and line up click here.