“I don’t think he liked that too much”: Conor McGregor recalls the uncomfortable first encounter with UFC boss Dana White in 2007 … when the superstar asked his future boss about money, which led him to do so made to go AWAY!
- Conor McGregor traveled to Manchester to watch UFC 270 as a 16 year old boy
- The future UFC superstar had met his future boss Dana White at the event
- McGregor decided to ask how much money White had in his pocket at the time
- The uncomfortable nature of the encounter ended immediately when White walked away
Conor McGregor recalled his funny first encounter with Dana White when he was only 16 – although he apparently left no impression after the UFC chief “walked away”.
The downright Irishman had a brief run-in with White at UFC 70 in 2007, just a year before he made his MMA debut.
The duo meeting didn’t quite go according to plan, however, for McGregor, who revealed in an interview how his bizarre question fell on deaf ears.
Conor McGregor remembered the time when Dana White “walked away” after their first meeting
When he first met ESPN in 2014, McGregor said, “When I was 16, I went to my first UFC event as a fan.
‘After the event, Dana stays and takes pictures with the fans. I ran to the railing and saw Dana and said, “Dana, Dana.”
“He looked at me …” How much money do you have in your pocket right now? “
McGregor, pictured after beating Mo Taylor in 2008, asked UFC boss White for money
‘He looked at me with a strange face and then just walked away.
“I don’t think he liked that too much, but it was fun. I was just a little kid dreaming of the big time. ‘
Despite their rocky introduction, the two men have since made UFC history together.
32-year-old McGregor will return to the Octagon on January 23rd – his first appearance in over a year.
‘The Notorious’ will return to the Octagon this month in his battle with Dustin Poirier
‘The Notorious’ will take on Dustin Poirier in their highly anticipated headline fight and rematch on Fight Island at UFC 257.
However, the future of the former two-weight champion had been unclear late last year.
McGregor was called by White after losing messages from a conversation between them – in which they discussed potential adversaries and events.
White was upset with McGregor late last year after the UFC superstar leaked news
“Everyone here, including the ladies, knows this is man-code stuff,” White said.
“It’s just something you don’t do. It’s one of the dirtiest things you can do because we just talked about Diego Sanchez.
“And Diego Sanchez is there in a private conversation that I had with Conor.”