As UFC 257 methods, promotion president Dana White says he’s currently in “a great location” with headliner Conor McGregor.
In September, McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC), who tackles Dustin Poirier generally event of the upcoming UFC 257 pay-per-view, launched a collection of exclusive direct messages he exchanged with his employer.
The message launch came in the midst of McGregor’s negotiations with the UFC for his following fight, but what troubled White most was that one more competitor, “The Ultimate Competitor” Season 1 middleweight victor Diego Sanchez, was mentioned.
McGregor asked to eliminate Sanchez, to which White responded, “Brother … We must lose our (promoter’s) permit if we make that fight.”
“We were in an actually negative place after that,” White informed UFC broadcast partner ESPN in a current interview. “I was actually dismayed. It wasn’t due to the fact that he put out personal messages. It was (due to the fact that) we were speaking about one more boxer. I such as Diego Sanchez a lot as well as I have a great deal of respect for Diego Sanchez. I respect Diego Sanchez. I was very upset regarding that. I talked with Diego in person about it. Being the wonderful human being that he is, we’re all excellent. I was truly, truly disturbed with Conor.”
At no factor existed a damper positioned on his service connection with McGregor, according to White. Since their message altercation, White suggested their individual relationship has been restored.
“Conor and also I fixed that and we chatted as well as we got through it,” White claimed. “We’re in a good place now. … Me as well as everyone are always in a great place regarding organization goes.”
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UFC 257 is much less than two weeks away and White is excited concerning what he’s seen and spoken with McGregor. The UFC president assumes McGregor is as inspired as ever before entering his rematch versus Poirier. The current attitude McGregor is in is exactly what White suches as.
“There’s nothing even more interesting or much more enjoyable than an inspired Conor McGregor when his head is in the right location,” White claimed. “You can inform when he is, and you can tell when he isn’t. Now, you can inform he’s in. … If something takes place to Dustin Poirier, he is the Conor McGregor today that does not offer a (expletive) that we placed in that battle on that night. He’s that man today.”
UFC 257 takes place Jan. 23 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The primary card broadcasts on pay-per-view adhering to prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.
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