There is no denying that Conor McGregor gets special treatment from the UFC. Case in point, company president Dana White went from calling the UFC 223 bus attack a “criminal and disgusting” act to conceding that it was “part of the UFC 229 storyline” in just a matter of months.
In a recent interview with ESPN’s “Get Up,” White further established the notion that McGregor can indeed get away with anything, dollies thrown at buses and all.
“Conor works very well with us. We’ve worked very well with him,” White said (transcript via MMA Weekly). “There are obviously certain things you have to deal with, with a Conor McGregor.”
“He’s worth it.”
White essentially had just learned to give into McGregor’s antics, and that it is part of the whole show.
“For example, the New York thing. The fact that he thought he could come here and have this beef with Khabib in the middle of New York City and the way that it was done, that’s obviously the craziest thing,” the UFC exec said. “Normal, typical stuff for Conor — showing up an hour late for the press conference.”
McGregor will be challenging Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 229 on October 6th in Las Vegas.