Dana White, president of the combat sports league UFC, says that while MMA fighter Conor McGregor impressed him in his boxing outing, he doesn’t want to see him in the square circle again. McGregor was stopped by Floyd Mayweather in the 10th round of their hyped match, which some are praising the Irishman for.
MMA Fighting reports:
“I’m so proud of Conor tonight,” White said at the evening’s postfight press conference. “It’s not the fight I thought it would be, it was a completely different fight than I expected. When you get into professional boxing, you guys know, you start four rounds, you go six rounds. He went 10 rounds tonight with arguably the greatest to ever do it.”
But White made something else equally clear at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena — he doesn’t want to see McGregor step into the squared circle again any time soon.
“I would rather he did not,” White said. “This isn’t what he does. He’s a mixed martial artist where he goes in and he fights and he uses all of his weapons, and tonight he was only allowed use his hands. I think he did great tonight, I don’t think there’s anything else left to prove. I would rather he fight in mixed martial arts.”
Our thoughts exactly, Dana White. No offense to Conor McGregor.