Dana White has responded to Conor McGregor sharing DMs that revealed private negotiation as McGregor attempted to secure another fight in 2020.
“I’ve had people blowing me up left and right,” White told media after UFC 253. “Everybody here knows, even the ladies. This is some man code stuff, you know? It’s just something you don’t do. It’s one of the dirtiest things you can do.”
White says that he hasn’t been involved in talks for McGregor to fight Manny Pacquiao.
White also laughed off the idea of McGregor fighting Diego Sanchez, suggesting that it would be ridiculous for a high-ranked fighter to be facing the unranked, 39-year-old Sanchez in a main event.
McGregor has recently responded by telling White to “stop lying” and suggested that White HAD been involved in conversations about fighting Pacquiao. It’s all a big mess and Patrick Auger, Drake Riggs, and Matthew Wells are here to break it down.
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