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Conor McGregor slams UFC chief Dana White as a “liar” as explosive row goes on

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Conor McGregor has branded UFC president Dana White a liar in an explosive row over leaked private messages.

The promotion’s first simultaneous two-division champion shared Instagram messages between himself and White on social media last Friday.

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White was enraged by McGregor’s actions, saying: “It’s just something you don’t do. It’s one of the dirtiest things you can do.”

‘The Notorious’, however, insists it was White who shattered their code of honour when he accused him of turning down a potential short-notice fight at UFC 249.

Conor McGregor has won 10 of his 12 UFC bouts since his first in 2013

“Code was broke when you lied about me turning down fights mate,” McGregor said. “I said Justin Gaethje in May and you went and said I did not want to fight.”

McGregor, 32, is currently in talks over a blockbuster boxing match with WBA Super welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

White has denied having any involvement in the ongoing negotiations, much to the annoyance of the UFC’s poster boy.

He said: “You have been involved in the Manny talks. The legal letters are there. Stop lying.”

UFC president Dana white had insisted that Conor McGregor broke ’man code’ by leaking screenshots of their private conversation online

McGregor – who announced his third retirement from MMA in June – hasn’t fought since his 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone in January.

The pride of Dublin was eager to fight three times this year but saw his plans scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Mystic Mac’ was devastated to see his plans for 2020 go up in smoke, adding: “I was pushing hard for the season. Multiple opponents, multiple dates were offered throughout. All to take place back-to-back.

Conor McGregor is set to take on Manny Pacquiao after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr
Conor McGregor is set to take on Manny Pacquiao after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr

“Then when COVID hit and the talk was that I would have to wait for crowds again. I walked away from the situation. I was waiting long enough at that stage.”

McGregor is relishing his seemingly imminent return to the boxing ring but admits he’d prefer his next bout to be inside the cage.

“I’d rather fight MMA,” he said. “Anyway, not sure why I’ve been held back like this, it’s borderline criminal at this stage,”

“The biggest number generator in the game asking for four fights since February this year and getting left on seen. It’s pretty f****d up when I keep thinking of it. I’ve been right here this whole time.”

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