Dana White doesn’t consider Conor McGregor is retired

Conor McGregor’s newest proclamation that he’s completed with the struggle sport has some believing that he means it this time, and others viewing it as the most recent in an extended line of publicity stunts engineered by “The Infamous” and his crew, maybe even as a distraction from his latest authorized troubles.

One identify that’s viewing the retirement announcement purely as a negotiation tactic?

UFC president Dana White.

In an interview featured on UFC.com, Dana White sat down with Las Vegas’ Channel eight station to debate quite a few subjects, together with what he thinks McGregor is as much as. White advised that McGregor’s assertion was possible in regard to his latest demand for fairness versus different concerns.

“No,” White stated, when requested if he believed that McGregor was really retired. “I feel that there’s some issues that Conor desires and I feel that Conor desires to get collectively head to head, he and I, and we in all probability will within the subsequent couple of weeks and we’ll get this factor found out.”

White went on to say that at this level McGregor’s focus might be extra on cash versus respect. And whereas he praised the previous two-division UFC champion, he added that even a number of the most revered athletes in historical past by no means obtained the sort of slice of the pie that McGregor is asking for.

“Hear, who will get revered greater than Conor McGregor does? Come on,” White stated. “The man’s by no means been disrespected, positively not by me. And he’s bought some huge cash too.

“However he’s caught on this factor the place he desires a bit of the possession and that’s simply — should you take a look at basketball, Michael Jordan didn’t personal a bit of the league, and the checklist goes on and on. Is Conor very precious to the game and to the model, the UFC? After all he’s. That’s a tricky one, however I feel there’s different ways in which we will make him completely satisfied.”

Lastly, White was requested if McGregor wants the UFC greater than the UFC wants McGregor.

“The UFC is gonna be right here lengthy after Conor McGregor, lengthy after Dana White, and anyone else,” White answered.

See the complete interview under, the place White additionally talks about who he believes could possibly be the following huge UFC stars and the way on-line streaming is the way forward for the game.

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