Conor McGregor: Relationship with UFC in good place

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UFC star Conor McGregor said his relationship with the UFC is in a “good place” after a meeting with UFC president Dana White and UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta earlier this week.

McGregor met with White and Fertitta on Wednesday in Los Angeles. The relationship between McGregor and the fighting promotion had become frayed after McGregor missed a commercial shoot in April and failed to attend a press conference to promote UFC 200.

McGregor was removed from his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 200 as a result. McGregor

“I met with Dana and Mr. Fertitta, good conversation like it always is,” McGregor told ESPN. ‘We have a good relationship. It is what it is. It happens. This is the fight game. Sometimes emotions get into it but it's important to recognize that emotions have no place in business.”

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McGregor said his relationship with UFC is not where it was before, but that it was “in a good place.”

The UFC has still not announced when McGregor will fight again. Fox Sports reports the promotion plans to have McGregor fight Diaz later this summer, most likely at UFC 202.


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