The UFC president insists that there are no issues with the Notorious Mystic Mac
Earlier in the week, an MMA journalist hinted at the possibility of Conor McGregor departing the UFC in order to stage a fight in Croke Park.
Speaking on Off The Ball, Jeremy Blotter of Bleecher Report said that McGregor's ultimate goal is to stage a fight in Croke Park and that he will not be happy to be just a humble and obedient fighter on the UFC circuit.
Blotter asserts that McGregor is an innovator and will someday consider leaving the UFC in order to achieve his goals. Speaking to Ger and Wooly, he said:
“Conor has never wanted to be a cog in the wheel. If you’re in the UFC, you’re a cog in the wheel. You’re just another part of the machine, you’re expendable, you get what they give you even if you get to a level where Conor has gotten to.
“Conor McGregor wants to be the wheel. That’s been his dream from the beginning. He doesn’t want to just make a lot of money. He wants to make all of the money and he is following that boxing model and actually one thing that hasn’t been publicised much is a year ago, he actually trademarked the term McGregor Sports and Entertainment and his girlfriend Dee Devlin is actually the president of that company in Dublin.
“He is already laying the ground work for this. I believe his time in the UFC is limited. I’m not saying he’s going to be out of the UFC this year or next year. But I do believe he has a set amount of fights left that he wants to do with the UFC and then at that points he is going to go out on his own.
“His intention honestly is to do Croke Park on his own. He wants to do that fight in Croke Park, the UFC are never going to do it just because of the timezone difference and how much cost it would represent to put on a pay-per-view in the afternoon and other parts of the world.”
UFC President Dana White has since responded to these statements and issued a rather caustic tweet to demonstrate his rage at what the pundit has said.
This weirdo "journalist" keeps putting out BULLSHIT about me and Conor. I have no issues with Conor what so ever! Scumbags Lookin for clicks— Dana White (@danawhite) January 17, 2016