UFC President Dana White Has A Theory About Conor McGregor's Social Media Outbursts
Dana White has come up with the theory that Conor McGregor picks and chooses his social media outbursts based on big UFC fights.
McGregor went on his latest Twitter rant following Israel Adesanya's destruction of Paulo Costa at UFC 253 last month.
To Diego Sanchez...
I seen your recent comments about your final bout and I am in!
After you fought Pereira, I had requested for myself and you to compete in Dublin. This was back in February when I was working on opposition for my season, pre covid.
Good luck this weekend! pic.twitter.com/Y0hf6Zr7XF
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 25, 2020
I am still interested in a fight with you somewhere down the line Diego Sanchez. A true warrior and pioneer of this sport. It would be my honour! Some journalists and promoters and their lack of respect for what the fighters put into this game make me sick.
Things must change!
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 27, 2020
Adesanya recorded huge numbers on various social media platforms as UFC 253 performed extremely well on pay-per-view.
Let me tell you this.
The disclosed pay.
Isn't the only pay. https://t.co/8bGTiqiiGB
- Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) October 2, 2020
And White believes McGregor goes on his tirades to take buzz away from the event, saying: "It's almost like stealing Adesanya's thunder."
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Speaking to Sports Illustrated, he said: "This was a weird one.
"This was weirder and different than anything he's done before. There's almost a pattern here.
"When we're about to do a massive fight - and Israel Adesanya broke a ton of records last week in a global, massive fight - the day before that fight, he starts announcing he's going to fight this guy and that guy."
He added: "It's almost like stealing Adesanya's thunder. But he does it every time there's a big fight."
McGregor also walked away from the UFC with a retirement post following Amanda Nunes' title defence at UFC 250 in June.
Meanwhile, 'The Notorious' hasn't fought since his triumphant MMA comeback when he thrashed Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246 in January.
Could he return to action this year? Watch this space.
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