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Dana White on Conor McGregor: He ‘doesn’t turn down fights, period’

UFC president Dana White has defended Conor McGregor’s inactivity by stating the former champ-champ “doesn’t turn down fights.”

Despite not fighting since last October against Khabib Nurmagmedov, Dana White has said former two-division UFC champ Conor McGregor hasn’t turned down any fights that have been offered to him.

McGregor has been linked with fights against the likes of Donald Cerrone, but nothing has materialized since his loss to Nurmagmedov at UFC 229. However, UFC president White recently appeared on BT Sport to dismiss the idea that McGregor hasn’t been accepting bout offers.

“No, Conor hasn’t turned down anything,” White said. “Listen, Ali [Abdelaziz] can say whatever, Conor doesn’t turn down fights, period. (Transcription via MMA Fighting)

“Conor has been one of the most stand up [guys], when things get crazy and most people pull out of fights, Conor McGregor stays in. McGregor isn’t afraid to fight anyone so that is absolutely false.”

McGregor (21-4) is without a win in the UFC since defeating Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight title in November 2016. The 30-year-old didn’t fight in the UFC at all in 2017 as he ventured over to boxing to face Floyd Mayweather Jr., losing that fight by tenth-round stoppage.

“Conor’s in a position where he’s sitting back right now, I think waiting to see how this whole thing plays out with all these guys but he should pop up soon,” White said. “Yeah, I think we’ll see him this year.”

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