Dana White On Conor McGregor: ‘We’re In A Good Place Now’
UFC President Dana White says he is on good terms with Conor McGregor once again.
Things were a bit rocky for White and McGregor in 2020. After making his successful return to the Octagon, stopping Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in 40 seconds, McGregor claimed to be retired. The “Notorious” one cited frustration with the UFC as his reason and even posted a private text conversation he had with White. The UFC boss was none too pleased about it.
Now in early 2021, White says it’s smooth sailing between himself and McGregor. Here’s what the UFC President told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“We were in a really bad place then,” White said about his relationship with McGregor when speaking to ESPN. “I was really upset. It wasn’t because he put out private messages. But we were talking about another fighter and I like Diego Sanchez a lot and I have a lot of respect for Diego Sanchez. I care about Diego Sanchez. So I was very upset about that.
“I talked to Diego face-to-face about it. Being the great human being that he is, [it’s] all good and then I was really, really upset with Conor. Conor, I fixed that, we talked and we got through it and we’re in a good place now.”
McGregor will be back in action on January 23. He’ll be going one-on-one with Dustin Poirier in a rematch. McGregor won their first encounter back in September 2014, winning via first-round TKO. The rematch will headline UFC 257 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.