UFC President, Dana White, did not like the way the press interpreted his words that Conor McGregor refused to replace Khabib Nurmagomedov and fight against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in Jacksonville.
“This is nonsense that I read this week. I look through the tape, and there, “Dana White harshly answered Conor McGregor.” What? When the hell did I harshly answer Conor McGregor? The press is full of crap, and their damn headlines are utter nonsense. Literally, you cannot believe what you are reading, ”the UFC head told reporters after weighing in for the UFC on ESPN 10 tournament.
White previously said that McGregor refused on a short notice to enter the battle with Ferguson, but now the head of the organization claims that the Irishman was not originally going to be a replacement fighter.
“Conor never refused last-minute fights. Long before that, he said that he was not going to go for a replacement and fight, and we did not ask him about this anymore. ”
“All these idiots rushed to write stories, which is kind of like I answered Conor and said that he refused the fight. This is complete nonsense. Absolute nonsense. The only thing that was dumber than the stories themselves was their headlines. “