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Dana White reacts to Conor McGregor facing off against Mike Perry at Bare Knuckle FC

Dana White reacts to Conor McGregor facing off against Mike Perry at Bare Knuckle FC

Conor McGregor showed up at BKFC 41.

UFC president Dana White has reacted to Conor McGregor making a surprise appearance at Bare Knuckle FC 41 last weekend.

McGregor had an impromptu face-off with Mike Perry following his second-round victory over Luke Rockhold at BKFC 41.

Perry called the UFC superstar into the bare-knuckle boxing ring during his post-fight interview

The Irishman obliged and congratulated the former UFC fighter on his victory as he had a BKFC title over his shoulder.

White has shared his thoughts on one of his contracted fighters appearing at another promotion.

But the UFC boss has no issue with the 'Notorious' entering the ring and facing off against Perry, saying he was just 'having fun'.

He said: "I think that Conor went out and was having fun, and got caught up in the moment. And, you know, the dude [Perry] called him into the ring, and, you know, he did it. I also saw [McGregor] pounding a bottle of Proper 12. I’m sure that probably had something to do with it too.

"But listen, man, at the end of the day, Conor has done a lot here, he’s made a lot of money, the guy’s out having fun. And, you know, it’s all good."

Asked whether McGregor promoting a rival company frustrated him, the 53-year-old replied: "Not at all. Not even a little bit."

The 34-year-old hasn't fought since his crushing defeat to Dustin Poirier back in July 2021, but he's closing in on his Octagon return with a fight against Michael Chandler on deck.

On McGregor's return, White added: "I actually saw a picture of Conor today where he actually looked leaner, like he’s starting to cut the weight down.

"We’ll see. This guy is going through a ton of sh*t with his body after breaking his shin bone. Believe me, as soon as we can get it done, we’ll get it done."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/BKFC

Topics: Dana White, Conor McGregor, UFC