On Wednesday night Conor McGregor met up with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta for the first time since his dispute with the UFC brass over his promotional schedule, which led to him being pulled from his rematch with Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 200 in July.
While there’s no indication yet as to whether the two parties have come to an agreement on who and when he should fight next, McGregor tells ESPN in a new interview that the get-together seems to have got their relationship back on track.
“Good conversation like it always is,” McGregor responded when asked about the meeting at the Montage beverley Hills by ESPN’s Kenny Mayne. “We have a good relationship. 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 let’s continue.”
McGregor went on to say that his relationship with the UFC was now, “in a good place,” and better than it was before this week’s face-to-face conversation.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens now. White has already stated categorically that UFC 200 is no longer an option for McGregor, while the UFC 201 card later that same month already has two title fights at the top of the bill, so UFC 202 in August seems to be the most likely landing spot for the Irish superstars now.
As for his opponent, it remains to be seen whether McGregor will still get the rematch with Nate Diaz he desires at welterweight, or if the UFC will stick to their recent stance that he should now drop back down to featherweight to defend his belt against the winner of UFC 200’s Jose Aldo Vs Frankie Edgar interim title fight.