It seems that all is not well between the UFC President Dana White and the former UFC double champ Conor McGregor. After a press conference where White accused McGregor of breaking the “man code”, ‘The Notorious One’ responded with some words of his own.
Just a while ago, the Irish fighter had released the private chats of him and White from his Twitter account. The exchanges were of two discussing McGregor’s next bout after he beat Donald Cerrone in January.
The messages showed McGregor wanting to fight soon. He saw UFC veteran Diego Sanchez as a possible next opponent for him. Furthermore, ‘Notorious’ asked for the current interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje. The duo seemed to go back and forth regarding the date for the event.
Following this was a screenshot of McGregor telling White that he will not step in as the substitute for the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight, which was scheduled to take place in April. The UFC President seemed to comply.
Questions regarding these tweets from Conor were raised for White in the post-fight press conference. The UFC President apparently wasn’t too pleased with what transpired.
He responded, “Listen, I’ve had people blowing me up left and right. I mean everybody here knows I mean, even the ladies, this is a man code stuff. It’s just something you don’t do. It’s one of the dirtiest things you can do. Which, by the way, you know because we’re just talking about Diego Sanchez, and Diego Sanchez is in there in the private conversation I was having with Conor.
“When you’re the number 2 or 3 ranked guy in the world and you’re telling me you wanna fight unranked, 39-year-old Diego Sanchez in a main-event in Los Angeles,” Dana added.
McGregor responded to White’s comments. He tweeted, “Code was broke when you lied about me turning down fights mate. I said Justin in May and you went and said I did not want to fight. It’s not about Diego. Diego was a filler to get more fights in. Also, you have been involved in Manny talks the legal letters are here. Stop lying.”
McGregor is seemingly retired and looking forward to boxing. Meanwhile, White is not very interested in pursuing the Irish star. Hence, a return to the octagon for McGregor isn’t likely in the books anytime soon.
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