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Sunday, Sep 27, 2020

Conor McGregor Responds to Dana White: “Stop Lying”

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By FCF Staff

Dana White and Conor McGregor have traded verbal jabs, following the latter’s decision to post images of a text exchange he had with the UFC President this past March.

Late last week the Irish star tweeted out several images of what were apparently a text message exchanged he had with White earlier this year. In the correspondence, McGregor was driving for his next bout and at one juncture, he proposed a fight with Diego Sanchez.

After posting the images, McGregor proceeded to claim that he’s fighting Manny Pacquiao next.

Following UFC 253, White was asked to comment on the situation (quotes via MMA Fighting).

“Listen, I’ve had people blowing me up left and right,” White said. “I mean everybody here knows, even the ladies, this is some 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, because we were just talking about Diego Sanchez and Diego Sanchez is in there in a private conversation I was having with Conor. When you’re the No. 2 or 3 ranked guy in the world and you’re telling me that you want to fight but you want to fight unranked, 39-year-old Diego Sanchez in a main event in Los Angeles?”

And when asked about McGregor’s comments about fighting Pacquiao, and reports talks are underway, White said this:

“I have no idea,” White said. “Listen you guys have been asking me about Conor McGregor forever. Did you see Conor McGregor’s tweet? The retirement tweet? ‘I am retired.’ Birthday cake, I’m retired.”

Since then, McGregor responded to White with this tweet.

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 there.
Stop lying.

The 32-year-old McGregor’s last bout took place in January, when he quickly stopped Donald Cerrone.

posted by FCF Staff @ 1:33 pm
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