Conor McGregor bartered with UFC in return for TUF coaching, says Dana White

Dana White has finally responded to the rumors that McGregor allegedly fired competitors from TUF and brought in his own athletes to take their place.

White recently attended the UFC Vegas 70 news conference after the match. The 53-year-old said that McGregor had some leverage which he used after UFC wanted him to coach on the TUF reality show.

UFC president was abrasive and seemed unperturbed about McGregor making roster changes and replied:

“Who gives a s**t?”

“These stories that come out of these things… We’re working on all of this stuff… and you’re trying to get guys to commit to coach and you know, to do the coaching commitment, especially when you live in Ireland, you know what I mean?”

“Yeah, Conor’s gonna get some things that he wants. Nobody lost an opportunity here. If there were guys that were booked to do that, we’ll do something with them… We’ll figure it out. We’ll take care of these guys.”

Michael Chandler seems to be enjoying himself coaching against Irish superstar Conor McGregor.

Dana White revealed a discussion he had with Chandler about the event. White said that Chandler had developed had fallen in love with the program and was greatly invested in his trainees:

“I was just upstairs with Chandler and he was telling me how much he loves this show and how into helping his guys he is. He’s like, ‘You know, I figured I was gonna come out here and we’d go through the motions and whatever.’ He says, ‘I’m blown away by how into this I am and how much I really care about these guys.’ And I said, ‘This is what happens every season, man. It’s fascinating.'”

In what may end up being the biggest UFC event of the year, Chandler will face McGregor in the UFC octagon after the conclusion of the reality series. Considering McGregor still hasn’t entered the USADA pool – it’s looking more and more like the two will meet sometime in early Autumn.