UFC President Dana White has been dealing with the good and bad from fighters since he came to the UFC well over a decade ago.
According to White, the UFC Lightweight Champion in Conor McGregor wasn’t too fond of Tony Ferguson refusing to fight late replacement Michael Johnson at UFC 209.
“After this shit went down with Tony and Khabib, Conor texts me and says, ‘I can’t believe you’re going to f—-ing pay that bum Tony Ferguson one dollar," White said to GGN News. "You shouldn’t pay him a f—-ing dime. He was there, made weight and you lined up a fight for him with Michael Johnson after Khabib fell out and didn’t make weight, and he turned it down. F—-ing bum.’"
Ferguson was originally set to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for an interim lightweight title at UFC 209, but Nurmagomedov pulled out fo the fight due to issues with his weight cut.
White says in the end, the comments from the champion are simply Conor being Conor.
"That’s Conor’s mentality in that he should've taken that fight against Michael Johnson. That’s what Conor said to me and that’s one of the many things that I love about Conor McGregor. And he isn’t just talking, because I’ve stood in his living room, looking at him telling him that his opponent fell out and he doesn’t give a shit,” says White.
White is going to be seen next at UFC 212, which takes place on Saturday, June 3.