Conor McGregor on Dana White’s comments: “Pisses me off”
No matter who it is, even UFC president Dana White, Conor McGregor will be sure to speak his mind.
One fighter who has shot to super star-status is welterweight Jorge Masvidal, who’s actions and quotes outside of the cage have earned him just as many accolades as his performances inside it. As of now he’s coming off of two straight, brutal knockout wins, and has made his position clear: He’ interested in fighting Conor McGregor. Masvidal event went so far as to say he wanted to “break his face” – in regards to McGrgeor. But UFC president Dana White wasn’t as keen on the match up.
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White recently spoke out on the matter, saying that Masvidal is simply too large, physically, for a competitive match up with McGregor. These comments have now reached McGregor, who is far from happy with White’s words.
“Masvidal is too big for him,” White said during the UFC 240 post-event news conference. “I think Masvidal is too big. Conor disagrees, so Conor was not happy that I said that Masvidal was too big for him.”
Apparently McGregor reached out to White directly, and was openly displeased with what the UFC president had said.
“‘That pisses me off that you said he’s too big for me,’” White said McGregor told him. “I’ve said it a million times, and I’ll say it again: This guy will fight anybody, and I don’t care if he’s pissed off about it or not. I think that Masvidal is too big for Conor. So, if we ever get to that point, I’m sure it’s something Conor and I will fight about.”
While spending most of his career at featherweight or lightweight, McGregor has competed at welterweight twice. Both bouts were against rival Nate Diaz, and McGregor now holds a 1-1 record in the division.
Masvidal has viciously knocked out both Darren Till and Ben Askren, while McGregor has remained without any confirmed match up for most of the year. Despite many rumours nothing has materialised, but White certainly isn’t interested in pitting McGregor and Masvidal against each other.