Hold your horses everyone.

On Monday morning, UFC President Dana White shot down the rumors of Conor McGregor returning to the main event slot of UFC 200 in July.

This announcement comes just a hours after McGregor took to Twitter to reveal had re-secured the headlining spot against Nate Diaz on July 9 in Las Vegas.

“Not true. We haven’t talked [to] Conor or his manager since the press conference. I don’t know why he would tweet that,” White told the LA Times.

McGregor was previously pulled from the event after refusing to show up for a scheduled media tour in Las Vegas.

The Irishman would later hint at retirement before posting a widely circulated Facebook status revealing the excessive promotion he had gone through leading up to his last several fights has finally taken a toll on him.

McGregor (18-3) was expected rematch Nate Diaz (19-10) on the July 9 fight card Las Vegas.

The two men initially fought at UFC 196 in a welterweight contest, where fans saw Diaz snap McGregor’s 15 fight win streak, which included five straight (T)KOs under the UFC banner, with a second round rear-naked choke.

McGregor had previously stated his intention of dropping back down to featherweight in order to defend his 145-pound title. However, it was not soon after the UFC announced it’s plans to book the welterweight rematch.

UFC 200 will take place at Las Vegas’s new T-Mobile Arena on July 9. The event will be the culmination of the UFC’s 2016 International Fight Week.

The UFC has yet to make an official announcement.

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