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UFC star McGregor remains 'committed to the fight game'

Conor McGregor says his dispute with UFC became a "publicized civil war" once he refused to participate in a promotion for a fight and the wildly popular fighter took his unhappiness to social media.

The mixed martial arts superstar was fed up with the grueling promotional demands that come with being a pay-per-view star. The 27-year-old fighter known for his over-the-top personality refused to participate last month in publicity for his scheduled UFC 200 fight against Nate Diaz.

McGregor told ESPN in his first interview since then that he simply wanted a reduced promotional schedule.

"I was going through some things. There was some crazy stuff going on...