Attending press conferences, however, is another story.
You didn’t think a small disagreement with Conor McGregor was going to stop Dana White from praising one of his biggest stars, did you?
Sure, “Notorious” may have forced the hand of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) when he refused to make the long trip from Iceland to Las Vegas for promotional duties, but White says at the end of the day, McGregor is still a stud who always comes to fight.
Sadly, though, the fiery Irishman didn’t want to play the game this time around and fulfill all of his PR duties which ultimately cost him his headlining spot — and Nate Diaz rematch — at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016 in “Sin City.”
White revealed during the recent UFC 200 press conference (see it again here) how he was willing to bend and accommodate McGregor with whatever he needed, but “Notorious” had other plans. As far as the inconvenience of having the Irishman travel across the globe to answer questions from the media, White says Conor wasn’t the only one who was asked to make the sacrifice.
“First off, I didn’t prevent Conor from fighting in UFC 200. I did not. If you look at the press conference, Joanna Jedrzejczyk flew in from Poland. Claudia came in from Brazil, as did Aldo. People came in from all over the world. Frankie is just getting home and hasn’t seen his family. This is what we do, this is how it works. I didn’t prevent him from fighting at UFC 200. He knew what the deal was, I told him what the deal was and he opted to do that. Listen, Conor asked to fight Nate Diaz. Conor wants to fight Nate Diaz. If we are in Brazil we ….View full article
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