Dana White Reveals Important Phone Call To Conor McGregor Before Donald Cerrone Fight
Dana White has revealed he had to ring Conor McGregor ahead of last night's fight over Kamaru Usman's 'hacked' tweets.
The UFC Welterweight Champion's account tweeted a variety of personal posts aimed at the Irishman ahead of his return fight against Donald Cerrone last night.
The first read: "Let's be real, my man [Conor McGregor] is a f****** Irish punk who won't be winning today."
Subsequent tweets then took aim at 'Notorious' and his family made it clear Usman's account had been hacked, which his team confirmed late Sunday morning.
They read: "Conor McGregor is a Irish pussy, n**** I'll f*** your wife while slapping the f*** outta you punk.
"I'll be raw dogging the f*** outta [McGregor's] wife on gang n****."
UFC President White explained that he had to call McGregor about the tweets made.
White said: "I phoned Conor and said don't do anything, don't react.
"Usman and [manager] Ali [Abdelaziz] were sitting right in front of where Conor came out.
"The first thing I did was to tell Conor; he didn't believe he was hacked.
"They put his bank account and his pin out there, that's crazy s***."
McGregor discussed the tweets following his victory last night and was 'skeptical' of the hacking claims.
The 31-year-old said: "I am sceptical of that. One came through early and it had all the hallmarks of that f *** weasel Ali.
"They give him control of the accounts. He gets something and writes it through their thing.
"I've been in discussions with these athletes about helping them out and I know what would happen.
"The first one had all the hallmarks of your man who has done it in the past.
"Dana sent a message to say it had happened but I only saw the first one.
"This has been happening for years, I've been dealing with this for a long time."
McGregor has recently put-down a potential fight with 'The Nigerian Nightmare' and hinted there are other fights he'd rather have.
.@thenotoriousmma believes a fight with Jorge Masvidal would be more exciting than one with Kamaru Usman.- MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) January 16, 2020
"Usman kind of has the similar style of Khabib, the 'sniff the jockstrap' style."
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"I'd say probably the more exciting of the bouts would probably be myself versus Jorge [Masvidal], from a stylistic standpoint. Usman kind of has the similar style of Khabib [Nurmagomedov], the sniff-the-jockstrap style," he said at a press conference on Wednesday.
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