Dana White On Conor McGregor: ‘He’s My Muhammad Ali And Mike Tyson’

Dana White Says Conor Mcgregor Is The Greatest Mental Warfare Fighter I Have Ever Met

Former two-division champion Conor Mcgregor knows how to get the attention, whether through trash talking at news conferences, throwing metal dolly at UFC fighters bus, received the riches of his dalliance with boxing, and demanded an ownership stake in the biggest promotion all that made him one of the sport’s most notorious stars.

End of last year, Mcgregor made headlines after he jumped into the fence at Bellator 187 event to celebrate with a teammate, leading to a heated confrontation with referee Marc Goddard and ended up slapping a the organization employee in Dublin. UFC president Dana White remains vague on the matter whether UFC will punish him or not time passed, nothing happens.

Earlier this year in April, Mcgregor went crazy threw a dolly, chairs and guard rails as weapons to UFC fighters bus at UFC 223 media day, in retaliation to Khabib Nurmagomedov had heated hotel altercation with his teammates Artem Lobov. Irishman’s antics landed him in jail — and left two fighters injured. Dana White first time spoken against Mcgregor called the melee the ‘most disgusting thing that has ever happened’ in the history of UFC. After a few days dusted off things, seem to have changed, as the White has suddenly reversed his tune and seems noncommittal of punishment.

After all, Mcgregor is Dana White’s cash cow, how he can throw him under the bus. Despite all the antics of Mcgregor, set aside UFC head, in fact, love Mcgregor and went on to compare him with sports biggies Muhammed Ali and Mike Tyson. (Via MMAMania)

“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.”

”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.”

That’s not the first time White compare Mcgregor with Mike Tyson and Muhammed Ali, even before his featherweight fight with Jose Aldo back in 2015, how Irishman promoted his fight through his trash talk did months of interviews went on international tour, all this shows Mcgregor has that ability that these MMA legends hold.

”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.”

Currently, Mcgregor is scheduled to challenge undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov for his lightweight title at UFC 229 on October 6 from Las Vegas. White thinks this showdown has a potential to be the biggest in the history of UFC and no doubt UFC head knows his superstar fighter abilities to sell PPVs.

Published on August 22, 2018 at 4:04 pm
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