Dana White Talks Ilia Topuria, Conor McGregor & More

White talked about Mark Zuckerberg walking out with Volkanovski as well.

“Volk asked him to walk with him. In this business, first and foremost there’s the fight. You have the opportunity to come to one of these fights and sit in the crowd, then when you stand where I stand when you have these big fights, it is one of the most unique things to do if you are a fan and the other would be to walk out with a world champion to defend his title. No matter how much money you have or what you have in life it is one of those unique, amazing things if you get the opportunity.”

The attention turned back to Topuria’s incredible victory, which pushed his record to 15-0. White touched on Topuria’s potential success in the coming years and Topuria’s request to fight McGregor in the future.  


“He looks like a guy that could be one of the all-time greats, he’s got to clean out that division and once you do then you start figuring out what’s next and how to challenge yourself,” White said. “I don’t know if we ever see Conor McGregor at 145 pounds again. Everyone wants to fight Conor.”

The press conference wrapped up with White discussing McGregor’s future in the company.

“Money complicates a lot of things,” White said. “He just filmed a movie; he has to do press for the movie, and he has obligations for that. He does want to fight this year, but we will see what happens.”

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