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Conor McGregor Recalls Brilliant Story Of Meeting Dana White When He Was 16 Years Old

Conor McGregor Recalls Brilliant Story Of Meeting Dana White When He Was 16 Years Old

Conor McGregor revealed that he left a questionable impression on Dana White when he was younger after he asked how much money he had in his pocket.

The 31-year-old Irishman makes his long-awaited UFC return this weekend when he clashes with Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on 18th January.

But ahead of the showdown with Cerrone in Las Vegas, McGregor recalled his experience of meeting UFC president White when he was only a teenager.

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The 'Notorious' said that he "ran down to the railings" after the event and wasted no time to ask White how much money he had on him.

And the UFC chief snubbed McGregor with a response and pulled a "weird face" at the question from the Irish superstar.

McGregor told ESPN: "When I was 16 years old, I was at my first UFC event as a fan. After the event, Dana stays and takes pictures with the fans.

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"I ran down to the railings and I seen Dana and I was like, 'Dana, Dana.'

"He looked at me. 'How much money have you got in your pocket right now this second?'

"He looked at me with like a weird face and then just kind of walked off.

"So, I don't think he liked that too much, but it was fun. I was just a little kid dreaming up the bit time."

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When he was asked if he had reminded White about the exchange, McGregor grinned and said he wasn't sure if he had.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

But the former two-division champ praised White and said that his first meaningful meeting with him was at UFC Sweden.

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"My first time meeting [him] when I signed to the UFC was at UFC Sweden," he said.

"He's a cool man. Himself and Lorenzo [Fertitta], these are two of the coolest men in the game.

"They have changed the face of the fight industry. I am honoured to be here and be part of their great promotion.

"I'm looking to climb the ranks and be the poster boy for this promotion."

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McGregor, who hasn't fought since his devastating defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018, has opened up about his hotly-anticipated UFC return in a wide-ranging interview earlier this week.

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, ESPN, Notorious, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA, Dana White

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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