Conor McGregor broke social etiquette on the Internet and leaked private DMs with UFC President Dana White.
Former two-division UFC champion McGregor retired from MMA competition again a short time after UFC 250. On Friday, McGregor tweeted multiple screenshots from his conversations with White regarding a comeback fight.
Here’s the finish of that exchange. Pre covid. Pre retirement.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 25, 2020
Never turned down offer of Tony as was suggested at the time. I stated months in advance (early February) that I was not interested in being an alternate for two consistent pullouts.
Pushed for my own scheduled bouts pic.twitter.com/jXQD2dTWrL
I was pushing hard for the season.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 25, 2020
Multiple opponents, multiple dates offered throughout. All to take place back to back.
Then when covid hit and the talk was that I would have to wait for crowds again, I walked away from the situation. I was waiting long enough at that stage.
Recently, The Ultimate Fighter 1 middleweight winner Diego Sanchez revealed that he’d like his retirement fight to come against McGregor.
“I’m looking for some legend fights,” Sanchez said during the UFC 253 media day (via Gavin Quinn of The Irish Mirror). “I said I shoot for the moon, Conor McGregor is the number four fight. I envision myself dominating these next three fights and finishing my career with Conor McGregor - that’s my dream. I’ll be here waiting if he wants to do it at the end of the road.”
That request from Sanchez was answered by McGregor on Twitter which set off the aforementioned tweetstorm.
To Diego Sanchez...— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 25, 2020
I seen your recent comments about your final bout and I am in!
After you fought Pereira, I had requested for myself and you to compete in Dublin. This was back in February when I was working on opposition for my season, pre covid.
Good luck this weekend! pic.twitter.com/Y0hf6Zr7XF
A still retired McGregor would end the flurry by saying he is facing Manny Pacquiao sometime in the future.
Anyway all water under the bridge who gives a fook.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 25, 2020
I’m boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.
There has been no comment yet from White or the UFC towards the statements made by the former two-division UFC champion.