This previous Saturday night time, McGregor made a shock announcement that he was retiring from the game and the later explaining that he was upset concerning the potential opponents awaiting him within the UFC. In keeping with McGregor, he wished a showdown with Justin Gaethje after he defeated Tony Ferguson to develop into interim light-weight champion at UFC 249 however his want wasn’t granted.
As an alternative, Gaethje will now transfer onto face Khabib Nurmagomedov later this yr.
Now the UFC president is firing again whereas claiming that McGregor had a chance to compete at UFC 249 in Could however he wasn’t .
“He desires to struggle Gaethje. Gaethje simply gained to get the struggle with Khabib,” White defined when showing on ESPN’s First Tackle Tuesday. “He simply beat Tony Ferguson. Conor had the chance to slip into that spot if Khabib or Tony fell out.
“He got here again and stated ‘I’m not a alternative fighter, I’m not going to do it.’ He can be in that place now if he took the struggle. He didn’t, Gaethje did so Gaethje will get it.”
White beforehand said that he felt like McGregor’s most suitable choice was sitting and ready to face the winner of Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje however the Irish famous person clearly had different concepts.
As the game’s largest star, McGregor may need essentially the most leverage of any fighter on the UFC roster however White says he’s not getting what he desires this time.
“Conor McGregor is annoyed proper now as a result of I imply look what’s happening,” White stated. “Take a look at what we’re pulling off. We’re actually simply going to Yas Island proper now to drag off these fights as a result of the toughest factor to do proper now could be to get folks into the nation from different elements of the world. We’re a real world enterprise. We’re the one one pulling off dwell sports activities proper now. If I proceed to do fights in the US, I’m going to burn out all my American expertise.
“Now we bought Yas Island able to go, it’s arrange. That is only a matter of Conor being annoyed I believe in that he can’t get what he desires proper now. It’s simply not potential.”
It stays to be seen if McGregor will keep on with his weapons after beforehand asserting his retirement on two completely different events.