Dana White disputes ‘lack of communication’ with Conor McGregor

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Zi Nazi
Dec 31, 2014

It sounds like Conor McGregor and the UFC are finally getting back on the same page again.

Following months of delays in booking the Irish superstar for his next fight, McGregor told MMA Fighting on Wednesday that he finally received word from the UFC that he will make his highly anticipated return sometime during the summer of 2024. That came after McGregor hinted at not hearing much from the UFC regarding his return to action despite making constant overtures about fighting sooner rather than later.

UFC CEO Dana White addressed the situation in a new interview posted Thursday, disputing claims that the promotion hasn’t been in contact with McGregor. Instead, White says UFC just allowed McGregor the breathing room that he needed to promote his role in the new Road House remake, which had him traveling around the globe over the past few weeks.

“There’s no lack of communication. Not at all,” White told the Pound-4-Pound podcast. “You know where Conor is tonight? He’s in New York City for the premiere of Road House. He has obligations right now to promote this movie. So he’s been flying all over the world, going to all the premieres of the launch of this movie. This is an obligation that he has to do. It is what it is. He committed to this movie. He has obligations to this movie. He can’t do both.

“So once this movie launches, which is Thursday, this thing launches Thursday the 21st, and boom — I don’t know what his obligations are once it launches, then Conor can get back in the gym and start training. Like full-time, getting ready for a camp.”

Dana White disputes ‘lack of communication’ with Conor McGregor, explains timeline for fight booking - MMA Fighting


Yuri Bezmenov was right
First 100
Jan 15, 2015
fucking hilarious . dana makes it sound like they are doing a red carpet would tour for conors supporting role in a amazon prime movie


First 1025
Oct 18, 2015
"He has obligations to this movie. He can’t do both."

In other words, he couldn't be in the testing pool while filming.