UFC President Dana White: Conor McGregor ‘might never fight again’
“Conor might never fight again,” White told reporters during a media luncheon Tuesday at UFC headquarters. “The guy’s got $100 (expletive) million. I’ve got guys that made less than that and were lawyers and went to school their whole life and quit working.”
These days, White can see plenty of reasons why McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) might not come back.
“Fighting’s the worst,” White said. “Try to get up and get punched in the face every day when you’ve got $100 million in the bank. Money changes everything with a lot of people.”
One thing that’s certainly shifted since McGregor’s big payday is his list of demands. Early this month, he declared he wouldn’t return to the UFC unless he received a share of the promotion’s ownership.
“Did (Michael) Jordan get points?” White said.
And so, White continues to work toward a new deal that hopefully can work for both sides. He isn’t willing to sign off on a potential timeline for McGregor’s return, however.
“Every time you talk to Conor, you don’t know,” he said. “Who knows? He’s a very unique individual. I love the kid. I think he’s fun.”
“Ferguson has no business to talk about anything,” White said. “Listen, we ain’t taking any direction from Ferguson. With him, it’s not about defend or vacate. We’re working on a new deal right now. We’ve got to work out this new deal.”
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