Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:50 AM
McGregor is entertaining as all hell but he's at the point where he thinks he's bigger than the sport and that I have a problem with. I thought he would be more humble in defeat and instead we get more of his talking shit. I'm not fan of the Diaz brothers but I have always respected the fact they would never, ever turn down a fight. They might show up stoned, but they'll be there. lol
McGregor is cashing in because of the TV money and endorsements have skyrocketed since the days of the Iceman and Captain America. McGregor needs to check is ego a little bit and be more of the scrappy fighter with something to prove. 8 fights isn't shit. An even better Jon Jones is about to get back into the octagon and re-emerge as the UFC's headliner. GSP walking away was a shock and it left a void, for a little while. Point is, Dana White is correct if he did tell Conor that the UFC doesn't need him.
This reeks of a dispute between McGregor's camp and Dana White. I'm hearing Dana was pissed Conor didn't show up for fight promotion in Vegas. I would guess Dana threatened to pull him off the UFC 200 card to which Conor threatened to walk out of the octagon altogether. Knowing Dana like we know him, he would have responded with something along the lines of: "we'll be fine without you".