Saturday 1 October 2016

'Emotions have no place in business' - Conor McGregor says the show will go on after meeting with Dana White

Harry Clarke

Published 20/05/2016 | 08:10

UFC President Dana White (L) and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor
UFC President Dana White (L) and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor and UFC chiefs have ironed out any differences they may have had with the Notorious revealing it's business as usual following a meeting with Dana White this week.

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The Dubliner's relationship with White and the UFC had become slightly fractured after McGregor was pulled from UFC200 for not fulfilling his media duties ahead of a scheduled rematch with Nate Diaz.

Since then, all the talk has been of a super fight between McGregor and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.

But UFC featherweight champion McGregor sat down for dinner with White and Lorenzo Fertitta this week to discuss future plans for the Dubliner.

"I met with Dana and Mr Fertitta, good conversation like it always is, we have a good relationship," McGregor told Kenny Mayne from ESPN.

"It is what it is. It happens. This is the fight game. Sometimes emotions get into it but it's important to recognize that emotions have no place in business.

"That's essentially what it was last night. We just set it aside. There's no place for emotions in this. We are doing beautiful things so let's continue. Let's fix it and continue."

When asked exactly how far the talks progressed, McGregor answered: "We are sitting in the middle, in a good place. Yeah of course (better than before."

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