Conor McGregor Is At Peace With Dana White Following Tumultuous 2020
Conor McGregor says he and UFC President Dana White have gotten over their rocky moments in 2020.
McGregor is considered to be the UFC’s biggest star. The “Notorious” one holds the record for the highest drawing UFC pay-per-view and the largest grossing live gate in UFC history. “Mystic Mac” wanted to fight more than once in 2020 but it didn’t pan out the way he wanted.
The former UFC “champ-champ” last fought back in January 2020. He starched Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in 40 seconds for the TKO win. In the months after, things got a bit tense between McGregor and the UFC boss. McGregor leaked private texts between himself and White as he grew frustrated with the UFC’s direction for the lightweight title picture.
Speaking to The Mac Life, McGregor praised White for how he kept the UFC business booming during the pandemic (via MMAJunkie.com).
“Me and Dana have always had an amazing relationship. More than fighter-promoter, even. I’ve got a lot of respect for Dana. What he’s done in 2020 was nothing short of outstanding, and I’ve commended him on that, and I do commend him on that.”
White recently said that he and McGregor are back on good terms. McGregor went on to say that all the rough patches in 2020 are now water under the bridge.
“There were pockets of the year where we were at loggerheads, if you will, but this is high-pressure, high-stakes business. When you’ve got an Irishman looking for a fight, you better give him one, or it may be you that’s involved in the fight. All is good. We hashed it out, we said our piece, and we’re in a great spot now, and I’m very excited to come back now for the company and kickstart it in a major way.”
McGregor will be back in action on January 23. He’ll collide with Dustin Poirier in a rematch. The bout will headline UFC 257 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.