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The legendary rap artist's song Higher is being used on the promo video for UFC 257 this weekend, as Conor McGregor makes his return to action against Dustin Poirier.
With that in mind the 48-year-old was invited onto Sportscenter by ESPN for an interview, with UFC president White also on the video call.
A clip has gone viral from the interview, with the rapper telling White that his 'opinion' about fighters.
"The best part about your opinion is that it doesn't matter. And if every fighter that you had listened to your opinion when you doubted them, you wouldn't have a f*cking league," Eminem barks at a clearly surprised White.
Eminem flexxxxxxxxiiiiinnnggg in all sorts of ways in this clip :fire::fire::fire: pic.twitter.com/qSVavsyeKc- MTBMB BSide (@DancingInfinit1) January 22, 2021
Lmao !! The best part about your opinion it doesn't matter!! Wtf :flushed: that's awesome :clap:- babyblue eyes (@sharonmarie02) January 22, 2021
Of course without the rest of the interview we don't exactly have context to what Eminem was saying but there does look like some uncomfort from the interviewees.
White smiles but it's a bit of an awkward smirk from the man who has spent much of the build up to McGregor vs Poirier II talking about Khabib Nurmagomedov's potential return to the octagon and his war on streamers.
McGregor last fought just over a year ago, defeating Donald Cerrone with a first round stoppage, which was his first fight in over a year.
He retired shortly after, for the third time in his career, but has once again returned to fight Poirier for the second time, after their first meeting in 2014.
The Notorious has looked pretty focused this week, concentrating on fighting rather than silly mind games, but he did lose focus for a moment this week.
During an interview the former two weight world champion noticed Max Holloway on his skateboard outside the window and he hilariously couldn't concentrate on much else than the 'Blessed' one for a while.
On Saturday night Poirier might want to invite the Hawaiian and his skateboard to be at the side of the octagon.
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