Dana White has revealed details of the moment when Conor McGregor found out about Rafael dos Anjos’ injury and withdrawal from their March 5th super-fight.
The UFC president spoke with Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday, only hours after the news had filtered into the public domain, and his description of the Irishman’s reaction was hardly surprising.
“When we told Conor, he said, ‘Come on! This [expletive] guy! Oh my God! He’s pulling out?'” said White.
White, however, also put to rest any speculation about whether or not McGregor would accept a new opponent at this late stage in his preparations. He confirmed that “The Notorious” one would remain on the card, stating that the featherweight champion was defiant as ever when the replacement options were laid out.
“He said he’d fight any of them”
His attitude drew words of admiration from White, who compared McGregor to one of the UFC’s all-time greats.
“I swear to God, he said, ‘I’ll fight anyone.’ He just doesn’t give a [expletive]. People talk about this strained relationship between us and Conor, and he has a different style than I’ve ever seen, but I have never seen anyone like Conor. The closest was Chuck Liddell, but we’ve never had one like Conor. You think he’s not hurt? But when he says he’s going to fight, he’s going to fight no matter what”.
So Conor is definitely in, but who will he face on March 5th in Las Vegas? We should know in a matter of hours.