The relationship between Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White and Irish fighter Conor McGregor has deteriorated after the latter posted a private conversation between the two on Twitter.
“Look, people have buried me with messages left and right,” White said after the UFC 253 gala in which Israel Adesanya defeated Paulo Costa by knockout. in the final to keep the middleweight belt. Everyone here knows it, even the women: it's part of the code. It's one of the dirtiest things you can do. ”
Conversations published by McGregor on the night of Thursday to Friday revealed that the pugilist wanted a duel against Diego Sanchez in Dublin, to which the White replied in the negative. It all took place last February.
McGregor announced yet another retirement in June and White reacted by saying he didn't want to see him on his hometown anymore, at least in 2020. McGregor's last fight in the UFC dates back to January 18, when he first took off. defeated Donald Cerrone by K.-O .. It was a first duel for him since his loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018.
Since then, he has reportedly refused to fight Tony Ferguson when Nurmagomedov withdrew due to his fears over COVID-19.
The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion could now fight in a boxing match against Manny Pacquiao, with talks on that being ongoing. On August 26, 2017, McGregor made his entry into boxing when he faced the famous Floyd Mayweather Jr. The specialist in mixed martial arts lost this duel by stopping the referee in the 10th round.