Dana White and Conor McGregor are apparently now back to having a good personal relationship after having been “in a really bad place” at one stage last year.
The disagreement between the two came about after McGregor became frustrated at suggestions from the UFC president that he was turning down fights, and retaliated by posting up private messages between the two in which he appeared to be suggesting that White had dismissed his calls to fight Diego Sanchez.
“We were in a really bad place then,” White told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. “I was really upset. It wasn’t because he put out private messages. But we were talking about another fighter and I like Diego Sanchez a lot and I have a lot of respect for Diego Sanchez. I care about Diego Sanchez. So I was very upset about that.
“I talked to Diego face-to-face about it. Being the great human being that he is, [it’s] all good and then I was really, really upset with Conor.”
However, it seems that the two have since buried the hatchet.
“Conor, I fixed that, we talked and we got through it and we’re in a good place now. Me and everybody are always in a good place as far as business goes. Tito Ortiz fought here for years. We hated each other. He fought here for years. Business is always good but that doesn’t mean that we’re good.
“We’re in a good business place and personally, Conor and I are in a good place right now.”