Dana White reveals he and Conor McGregor were in a ‘really bad place’ after the Notorious released private messages between the pair on Twitter last year… but he insists they are back on good terms as he praises Irishman’s mindset ahead of UFC 257 return
- Conor McGregor is set to make his long-anticipated UFC return later this month
- UFC President Dana White has opened up about their feud from last summer
- He insists that the pair are now on good terms ahead of Dustin Poirer showpiece
Dana White insists his feud with Conor McGregor is all water under the bridge ahead of the Irishman’s return to UFC action.
The Notorious announced his retirement last summer in a series of late night Tweets, that included screenshots of his private messaged with White on a possible next opponent.
The actions of McGregor deeply upset the UFC promotion president, with the revelation that Diego Sanchez was discussed having ramifications for White.
Dana White insists he and Conor McGregor are back on good terms after their 2020 falling out
However, as McGregor appears to return to the Octagon in just under two weeks’ time, he insists the pair are back on good terms.
‘We were in a really bad place then,’ White told ESPN. ‘I was really upset. It wasn’t because he put out private messages.
‘It was (because) we were talking about another fighter. I like Diego Sanchez a lot and I have a lot of respect for Diego Sanchez. I care about Diego Sanchez. I was very upset about that.
‘I talked to Diego face-to-face about it. Being the great human being that he is, we’re all good. Then I was really, really upset with Conor.
‘Conor and I fixed that and we talked and we got through it.
‘We’re in a good place now. … Me and everybody are always in a good place as far as business goes.’
The Notorious will set foot back in the Octagon for the first time in over a year this month
McGregor will step foot in a UFC ring for the first time since dismantling Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 in January last year.
The 32-year-old has boasted he is ready to knock opponent Dustin Poirer inside 60 seconds when the pair meet on Fight Island on January 23.
And White insists he is excited to hear the old McGregor back on his roster.
‘There’s nothing more exciting or more fun than a motivated Conor McGregor when his head is in the right place,’ White said.
‘You can tell when he is, and you can tell when he isn’t. Right now, you can tell he’s in. … If something happens to Dustin Poirier, he is the Conor McGregor right now that does not give a **** who we put in that fight on that night. He’s that guy right now.’
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