Dana White shares his one problem with Conor McGregor
Dana White is a huge Conor McGregor fan, that much is for sure. McGregor is the most popular fighter in the UFC and a huge draw for the company. He’s helped grow their fan base, and he generates more pay-per-view buys when he fights than anyone else in the promotion. But if there is one thing about McGregor that White wishes he could change, it would be the fighter’s lateness.
White was a guest on Barstool Sports’ KFC Radio and talked about McGregor.
“Is Conor hard to deal with here and there? Yeah, but he’s worth it,” White told KFC Radio. “If people ask me what’s the biggest problem you have with Conor? It’s not showing up on time.
“Other than that, Conor’s incredible. Conor’s a fun guy to be around, he’s hilarious, he’s a great fighter, he’s fun to watch. If the guy showed up on time, he’d literally be perfect. He’d be perfect.”
McGregor is notorious for being late. He was late to the press conference ahead of his huge fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, which wasn’t the first time that happened.
“We’re a global sport so when we do these press conferences, we’re on television networks all over the world that are taking this press conference. So they’re live and they’re ready to go and if Conor doesn’t show up for another 30 minutes, it’s a problem,” White continued.
“We’ve got to fill the time and not only fill the time but keep people interested and get them willing to stick around which is tough to do these days.”
If that’s the worst problem White has with McGregor, that’s not bad at all. The guy has headlined four of the six best-selling UFC pay-per-view fights. And you notice how White didn’t even mention the bus attack? That’s more proof of how little White cared about the damage from that attack.