Dana White Sends Stern Warning To Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor started 2018 off with a bang when he took a shot at top lightweight contender Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov, fresh off a resounding victory over Edson Barboza at UFC 219 which took place on New Year’s Eve, beat Barboza so decisively that many fans have called for him to cut in line above interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, and welcome McGregor back to the Octagon when he returns to action.

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McGregor wasted no time to critique the Dagestani fighter, sending out a string of tweets explaining the hold up on his end.

McGregor, who recently earned 100 million dollars in his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather, has repeatedly insisted his value is a lot higher than since he last fought in the octagon and has even demanded part ownership of the UFC in order for him to fight again.

However, it would appear that Dana White has not taken too kindly to the UFC lightweight champions ultimatum, as he quickly responded with his own stern warning.

Speaking with Fox Sports, UFC President Dana White played down McGregor’s necessity within the company and stated that the UFC has no issue moving on without him.

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“If Conor McGregor fights next year, that’ll be awesome,” said White. “If Conor McGregor doesn’t fight, the UFC is going to go on.”

“I’ve been hearing this since 2003. ‘What are you going to do when Chuck Liddell’s gone? What are you going to do when Georges St-Pierre leaves? You’re in big trouble when Anderson Silva’s gone! The list goes on and on. Ronda Rousey.

Last year was the best in the company’s history. So we’re going to keep finding new talent and putting on the best fights in the world. That’s what we’re going to continue to do, with or without anybody.”