Dana White and Conor McGregor were in a ‘really bad place’ after private text message leak but things are sorted now ahead of UFC 257 fight with Dustin Poirier

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It seems the love/hate relationship of Conor McGregor and Dana White is on the right side of the fence again.

Things did not go according to plan for McGregor in 2020. He made a blistering start to the year by demolishing Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds, but didn’t fight after that.

McGregor looked supreme against Cerrone 12 months ago

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McGregor looked supreme against Cerrone 12 months ago

The coronavirus pandemic is largely to blame for that, but when the Irishman wanted to compete on Fight Island last summer, UFC president White denied him.

McGregor felt White could have made a fight between Justin Gaethje and himself for the right to face Khabib Nurmagomedov, but the kingmaker believed Gaethje had already earned that right with a stunning victory over Tony Ferguson.

McGregor then infuriated his boss by releasing private messages he’d sent to White to prove he had been actively trying to get fights.

“We were in a really bad place then,” White told ESPN.

Dana White and Conor McGregor have had an up and down relationship

Dana White and Conor McGregor have had an up and down relationship

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“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,” White said.

“We’re in a good place now.”

McGregor retired from MMA last summer stating the fight game didn’t excite him anymore, but now The Notorious is a rejuvenated man ahead of his fight against Dustin Poirier.

White has always had a special relationship with McGregor as the Irishman is his number one attraction

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White has always had a special relationship with McGregor as the Irishman is his number one attraction

“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 s*** who we put in that fight on that night. He’s that guy right now.”





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