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Conor McGregor's coach jabs at UFC 200 drug test fiasco, Dana White responds

UFC president Dana White says he doesn't regret pulling Conor McGregor from UFC 200, despite the cancellation of Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones II.

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UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pulled from the UFC 200 main event against Daniel Cormier for a potential USADA violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test. After the news was announced, Conor McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh, questioned the UFC's decision to pull the UFC featherweight champion from UFC 200 earlier this year, on social media.

McGregor was supposed to headline UFC 200 opposite Nate Diaz in a highly anticipated rematch but was pulled from the landmark card by UFC officials for not obliging to promote the event. Cormier vs. Jones II later replaced that fight as the new main event.

Despite the fact McGregor is one of the sport's biggest stars, as he headlined two of the most successful pay-per-viw cards of last year, UFC president Dana White was firm on the promotion's decision to remove him from the card. White responded to Kavanagh by saying he nor the UFC regrets pulling the featherweight titleholder from UFC 200, despite the cancellation of Cormier vs. Jones II.

UFC 200 is now headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt and takes place live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 9.