With UFC 196 on its way, UFC CEO Dana White reflects on one of the most polarizing fighters that the organization that it ever had.
In just a month, Rafael dos Anjos went down to an injury and was forced to cancel his fight with McGregor.
White then called up a few fighters on his roster, mainly Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo. Both fighters was very vocal about their intention to fight McGregor anytime and anywhere. But it seemed that both fighters were not enthusiastic to do it.
“A lot of people say I’ll fight anybody, anywhere, any time. Not many really do it. A lot of people talk, not a lot of people do. Chuck Liddell and Conor McGregor are two guys. Conor McGregor doesn’t care who it is.”
White expressed his appreciation as both fighters, McGregor and Liddell made it easier for him to do his job.
“You know how many times opponents pull out and most guys wouldn’t fight. He doesn’t care. He’ll fight anybody, anywhere, any time and he absolutely means it,” White said about McGregor.
“The difference is what I know as opposed to what other people know, I’m the guy who’s on the phone making these phone calls when this stuff happens. I’m the one who hears what these guys really think and what they really mean and let me tell you, it’s what makes Conor McGregor, Conor McGregor. It’s amazing.”
In lack of (willing and worth) opponents for McGregor, White called up a fighter that is more than willing to fight despite the lack of time preparation
UFC 196 is slated to happen on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas Nevada.