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Dana White Addresses Conor McGregor’s Co-Promotion Ultimatum

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Prior to his Aug. 26 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, UFC lightweight champion said that he wanted to take on Mayweather and return to the Octagon before the end of the year.

After the fight, however, he admitted that his future was up in the air, and with less than two months left in the year, it’s beginning to look a lot less likely that he’ll fight again in 2017.

You never know with McGregor though.

In fact, he recently said that competing before the end of the year is possible, although he also said that he won’t return to the Octagon without being a co-promoter.

“I was promoter on the Mayweather fight, and we’re in current negotiations. I ain’t stepping in that octagon again unless I’m part owner of the whole setup. I’m a promoter,” he said at a Q&A last night (Via MMAJunkie).

Despite these claims, UFC President Dana White isn’t expecting a difficult negotiation process with the “Notorious” one.

“There’s always been as we go into negotiations with Conor. There’s always all kinds of crazy stuff out there,” White said at today’s UFC 217 press conference. “We always get deals done with Conor. Conor, he’s been easy to deal with and we’ll get it done.”

He also said that he’s ‘planning’ on the Irishman fighting again before the year’s end, while also addressing McGregor’s co-promotion requests :

“Yeah. We’re planning on it. He said he wants to, and we want him to. So we’ll see what happens,” White added when discussing the matter with TMZ. “The kid wants some money, the kid wants some stuff. And if there’s anyone out there that’s worth it, it’s Conor McGregor. We’ve always figured it out with him and we’ll figure it out again.”

If McGregor does indeed fight again this year, the most likely landing spot would be at Dec. 30’s UFC 219, which is set to take place in Las Vegas. As far as an opponent goes, it’s expected that he’ll take on interim 155-pound champion Tony Ferguson in his return bout.

  • Adam Richard Corrigan

    Talking shot is just self-promotion, being a Promoter is something different. Time for him go back to Ireland and repay all those people he sponged off while training.

    • Stream Fan

      like the government when he collected dole while training rather than get off his ass and go to work… I agree Adam

      • Peaceful Mind

        Social welfare comes from tax payers. Not tha government. Tha government takes our tax dollars, and uses our monies to pay a few pennies to welfare recipients. Tha ones that really get $$$$ is tha government authorities….since we’re on this topic. How much have you willingly gave over and above what tha government takes from your wages off tha top? How many million$, have you donated to tha government? If tha answer is nothing, then don’t expect any peoples, rich, or poor, to do what you want them to do….just FYI, Conor Mcgregor, donates to worthy causes regularly each year. That’s how he gives back….

    • JamesC

      The only problem with your argument is that he legit got a piece of the promotion. So technically he is a promoter, albeit so far he has only promoted himself in boxing

    • Peaceful Mind

      Social welfare comes from tax payers. Not tha government. Tha government
      takes our tax dollars, and uses our monies to pay a few pennies to
      welfare recipients. Tha ones that really get $$$$ is tha government
      authorities….since we’re on this topic. How much monies, have you willingly
      gave to tha government? How many million$, have you donated to tha government? If tha
      answer is nothing, then don’t expect any peoples, rich, or poor, to do
      what you want them to do….just FYI, Conor Mcgregor, donates to worthy
      causes regularly each year. That’s how he gives back….

      • Adam Richard Corrigan

        I have willingly given my due from working my entire adult life, not expecting others to pay my way while I pursue my dream. I have also raised more money than I have earned for worthy causes and I’m on the board of 3 charitable trusts. My point is while most fighters graft while they train, he was happy to let others pay his way and now not residing in Ireland he isn’t even giving back via his taxes.

        • Peaceful Mind

          Yes, that’s great that you are so generous to tha government. You don’t know tha whole story. Ddid you broadcast each and every time you gave? Well, neither did Conor Mcgregor. Tha story I got, is he donates to his home country regularly. He’s giving back to tha country that fed him. He never forgot who helped him, and who stuck by his side, during famine, and poverty. I’d suggest do your homework, before speculating that every SOB, is just using and abusing? I’m sure after his last purse, he’ll donate an additional $15-20 million$ to worthy causes in his homeland?