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Dana White Responds to Conor McGregor’s Claims of Fight With Manny Pacquiao, Agreeing to Fight Diego Sanchez

September 27, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Speaking at last night’s post-fight press conference for UFC 253 at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, UFC President Dana White addressed former champion Conor McGregor’s recent claims of setting up a fight with Manny Pacquiao in the Middle East and agreeing to fight Diego Sanchez. Dana White sounded none too happy that McGregor shared photos of their private text messages publicly on his Twitter account. You can check out a video of the presser and some highlights below:

White on McGregor publicly sharing their private messages: “Listen, I’ve had people blowing me up left and right. Everybody here knows, even the ladies, this is some man-code stuff. You know — it’s just something you don’t do. It’s one of the dirtiest things you can do, which by the way, because we were just talking about Diego Sanchez. And Diego Sanchez is in there in a private conversation I was having with Conor. When you’re the number two or three-ranked guy in the world, and you’re telling me that you want to fight, but you want to fight un-ranked, 39-year-old Diego Sanchez in a main event in Los Angeles? You know.”

White on McGregor talking about a fight with Pacquiao: “I have no idea. Listen, you guys have been asking me about Conor McGregor forever. Did you see Conor McGregor’s tweet? The retirement tweet? I’m retired, birthday cake, retired.”