UFC president Dana White admitted he was "in a bad place" with Conor McGregor a few months back. White was referring to the September incident when McGregor released screenshots of their private social media conversations from February.
- The DMs discussed McGregor's requests for a fight against veteran Diego Sanchez as a follow-up to his January 2020 victory against Donald Cerrone.
- According to "The Notorious," he made the screenshots public to prove he was "campaigning for another blockbuster McGregor event." He also claimed that upper management wanted to wait until crowds were allowed back in venues before they let him fight again.
- The 32-year-old McGregor announced his retirement in June, claiming the company "wanted to show power" and "stomp" all over him. He eventually came around and declared his return to fighting five months later.
- At the time, White referred to McGregor's actions as "one of the dirtiest things" anyone can do. But after sorting out their differences, the UFC executive recently said he is now "in a good place" with his most prized fighter.
- McGregor will headline UFC 257 on Jan. 23 in a rematch against Dustin Poirier. It will take place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.