Dana White Praises Conor McGregor Again!
Dana White definitively likes Conor McGregor, despite all his controversies. Conor McGregor was even handcuffed after hooligan bus attack. He hurt Ray Borg, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Rose Namajunas when the chair he threw broke the glass. But let bygones be bygones. Dana White praises The Notorious again! (via MMAMania.com)
“He’s my [Muhammad] Ali. He’s my [Mike] Tyson,” White gushed during a FOX News feature. “He burst onto the scene and I knew the minute I sat down and had dinner with him that this kid was going to be a star. I didn’t know if he’d be able to fight and I didn’t know if he’d be able to win a title, but I knew he was going to be a star.”
Dana White has already made many comparisons between The Notorious and Muhammad Ali. He says the main reason for this is the fact Conor is followed by the group of people wherever he goes.
”To compare anybody to Ali is kind of stupid because of all the other great things that were associated with him from a social movement and everything else,” White admitted at the time. “But Conor has just got that sparkle, that thing to him. Wherever he goes — whether we put him on TV, whether he’s doing an interview, whether he’s around a group of people — he just is the center of attention. He’s got that special quality, and for a guy that’s fought in the UFC four times to have the interest of GQ Magazine, Men’s Health, ESPN? He’s got it.”
Dana White also praised McGregor’s trash-talking and mental warfare skills. White also stated that Conor is an outstanding choice for business development.
”He is the greatest mental warfare fighter I have ever met,” he said. “Ever. The best. He doesn’t just fuck with the guys he’s going to fight. He fucks with everybody. I know it’s sacrilege to compare anybody to Muhammad Ali in anything in the fight business. You don’t ever want to be comparing people to Muhammad Ali, but he’s the only one who comes to mind when it comes to the mental warfare that Conor wages.”
Conor McGregor is going to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229 on October 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada. There is a big chance Conor will break the record for most UFC PPVs sold. What are your thoughts? Does Dana White praise Mystic Mac for a good reason? Does this mean fighters like Jose Aldo will never be popular because they keep their mouth shut?