Dana White Talks About Conor McGregor Blowing Ultimate Fighter Season With Khabib, And More

UFC President Dana White took time from Yas Island to sit down with Barstool and talk UFC. Topics ranged from his chipped Tooth to how the Heavyweight Division is shaping up. That’s not before getting into topics on the Notorious one, Conor McGregor.

White spoke about the Ultimate Fighter Reboot, having McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov lined up to coach, setting up a rematch.

He (Khabib) was gonna do it until Conor did all this shit. That’s what I was saying. I almost had that, that’s what I was saying. I felt like I was in a good place and I was gonna get that done. So, we were gonna do the ultimate fighter on ESPN and fucking do the rematch. But, you know, Conor blew that And the other thing is Khabib was upset. Khabib said Fuck him

Dana then went on to speak about Conor calling him out publicly, saying White is a liar and that he was in on the negotiations to fight Manny Pacquiao. Along with seeing the Poirier Charity fight talk on twitter.

Conor and I have not talked outside of the public stuff. We umm, I don’t know if you just saw but the Saudis went after Conor. Basically saying you better take that; that’s a lie that that fight is happening and you better take that down in the next 15 minutes or we’re going to sue you. Yeah he took it down. You don’t see the poster of him and Pacquiao he had posted. Then he called out Poirier for a fight with Conor in Dublin for Charity. So, we offered them both a fight.

Dana continued:

When did I say Conor wouldn’t fight? When did I say he wouldn’t fight? I mean, I’ve been saying, I’ve been saying he was retired. I mean did you not see the post where he said he was retired? Did he ever make a post to say what the hell is that dude talking about, I’m not retired. 

Dana White isn’t one to shy away from a microphone and he’s got no problem calling out his own fighters in the process. Hopefully he gets The Ultimate Fighter off the ground once again, with or without McGregor.

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