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Dana White Reveals What He Told Lorenzo Fertitta After Meeting Conor McGregor

Dana White Reveals What He Told Lorenzo Fertitta After Meeting Conor McGregor

UFC president Dana White claimed that he felt Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor would become a "huge star" after having dinner with him.

McGregor, 31, has shot to stardom after taking the MMA world by storm and become the most lucrative fighter in White's MMA organisation.

During an interview with TSN's Michael Landsberg, White recalled the first time that he sat down with the Irishman for dinner.

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And the 50-year-old revealed that he told former UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta that the 'Notorious' would be a mega-star if he enters the sport.

"Listen, I don't know if this guy can fight, but if he can even throw a punch, he's gonna be a huge star," White told Landsberg.

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McGregor, who made his sensational MMA return back in January, has previously admitted that he met White long before his UFC debut.

Speaking to ESPN in January, the 'Notorious' revealed that he crossed paths with the UFC president when he was a teenager.

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During the same interview, the former two-division champ opened up about his meaningful exchange with the UFC chief at UFC Sweden in 2013.

"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.

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"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."

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Dana White

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

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