Conor McGregor and Dana White could have endured a rocky relationship all through the years, however the two males proceed to make UFC historical past collectively.
Whether or not or not it’s pay-per-view numbers, attendance figures or reside gate information, ‘The Infamous’ and the UFC boss are one dynamic duo.
McGregor returns to the octagon after greater than a yr away to rematch Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in one of the crucial highly-anticipated light-weight fights in years.
Whereas there can be no spectators in attendance on Battle Island in Abu Dhabi, the Irishman will nonetheless be pure field workplace leisure as he seeks to realize his first win at 155lbs since 2016.
Nevertheless, McGregor’s first assembly with White was one thing of a catastrophe, with the then 16-year-old appearing like his regular cheeky self at a UFC occasion.
In his first ever interview with ESPN, McGregor recalled: “After I was 16 years outdated, I used to be at my first UFC occasion as a fan. After the occasion, Dana stays and takes footage with the followers.
“I ran all the way down to the railings and I seen Dana and I used to be like, ‘Dana, Dana.’
“He checked out me…’How a lot cash have you ever received in your pocket proper now this second?’
“He checked out me with like a bizarre face after which simply type of walked off.
“So, I don’t assume he preferred that an excessive amount of, however it was enjoyable. I used to be just a bit child dreaming of the large time.”
The UFC President has remained as immune to chancers as his profession has developed, warning anybody planning illegally streaming the primary UFC occasion of 2021.
One fan revealed his plan to look at Poirier vs McGregor II without cost in a touch upon White’s latest Instagram video selling the struggle.
It learn: “Can’t wait to pirate the fuxk out of this thanks Dana I’m excited.”
He replied: “And I can’t wait to catch u!!!. Gotta a shock for u mom f***ers this yr.”