UnderGround Forums DFW: McGregor broke the man code

9/27/20 12:47 PM
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On Friday Conor McGregor tweeted private text messages between he and Dana White about potential fights.

At the UFC 253 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was not impressed.

“Listen, I’ve had people blowing me up left and right,” said White. “I mean everybody here knows, even the ladies, this is some man code stuff. It’s just something you don’t do.

“It’s one of the dirtiest things you can do, which by the way, because we were just talking about Diego Sanchez and Diego Sanchez is in there in a private conversation I was having with Conor. When you’re the No. 2 or 3 ranked guy in the world and you’re telling me that you want to fight but you want to fight unranked, 39-year-old Diego Sanchez in a main event in Los Angeles?”

The text messages dated back before McGregor's latest MMA retirement, when he planned to stay active in 2020. McGregor remains in USADA's testing pool, so he does plan to fight again, or at the very least, is keeping that option open.

In addition to the text message tweets, McGregor says he is boxing Manny Pacquiao.

White declined to fuel that one.

“I have no idea,” said the UFC boss.. “Listen you guys have been asking me about Conor McGregor forever. Did you see Conor McGregor’s tweet? The retirement tweet? ‘I am retired.’ Birthday cake, I’m retired.”

Both McGregor's and Pacquiao's camps have confirmed that actual talks are underway. When McGregor heard White's replies, he, too, was not impressed.

Code was broke when you lied about me turning down fights mate. I said Justin in May and you went and said I did not want to fight. It’s not about Diego. Diego was a filler to get more fights in. Also you have been involved in Manny talks the legal letters are there. Stop lying."

h/t Damon Martin for MMA Fighting

Edited: 9/27/20 12:52 PM
7/29/02
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lol at stop lying.. 

 

if Dana's lips are moving... you know he's feeding some bullshit

 

9/27/20 2:36 PM
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Sharing private messages is generally offside...but, if you're going to lie about someone publicly then they have every right to prove you wrong. 

Edited: 9/27/20 2:49 PM
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da Vinci 81 -

Sharing private messages is generally offside...but, if you're going to lie about someone publicly then they have every right to prove you wrong. 

The problem is that those messages certainly don't prove Dana was lying. Not to mention, if you have to post convos where you were trying to fight diego, it's pretty clear you werren't eager for a real fight. I'm sure he'd take another undeserved title match, but still. Let's see his texts where he's trying to fight someone like Tony or Justin before he had a belt?

9/27/20 2:48 PM
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Damn, ole' Conor went hard on Dana there, its one thing for the fans and MMA media to talk about Dana's lies but for the golden goose to do it.... that has to hurt.

Sounds like there have not been any fist bumps this summer. Lets look back to better days:

Conor McGregor: UFC boss Dana White hints that retirement won't be forever - Business Insider

Conor McGregor: UFC boss Dana White expects him to return next year - Insider

Meeting UFC president Dana White in Vegas has spurred me on' – Conor McGregor

9/27/20 2:58 PM
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Connor’s mad for being called a kid. 

9/27/20 10:50 PM
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Real friends don’t DM each other on Twitter.

9/27/20 10:57 PM
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No idea what I missed here, what was actually said that broke any kind of code?

9/27/20 11:14 PM
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Two of the shittiest and shadiest characters in the mma world today. 

9/27/20 11:24 PM
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da Vinci 81 -

Sharing private messages is generally offside...but, if you're going to lie about someone publicly then they have every right to prove you wrong. 

Precisely this. If dude is lying about you and making you look shitty in public, all bets are off. Ironically enough, in most situations I see BLAF being the one breaking these unwritten rules first. 

9/27/20 11:25 PM
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Bend The Knee - 

No idea what I missed here, what was actually said that broke any kind of code?


Dana is claiming that Conor releasing private txt messages between the two of them to the public is "breaking the man code".

They're both full of shit but put a gun to my head, i'd believe Conor over Dana any day of the week.
9/27/20 11:25 PM
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Conor: "Diego was a filler to get more fights in."

My guess: McGregor might have been thinking of how he can finish up his UFC contract as quickly as possible. They need him more than he needs them at this point. He'll either dictate terms if he signs a new contract or he'll become his own promoter when he's free of contract obligations. Khabib might be the only other MMA fighter who comes anywhere near to having the kind of clout McGregor has, and he'd be a distant second.

9/27/20 11:27 PM
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Nice to see someone call egg on his lies 

9/28/20 1:05 AM
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Why didn't Connor take the Masvidal fight? That's the real question...the biggest money fight against another striker.

9/28/20 1:57 AM
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Trying to fight Diego Sanchez? Give me a fucking break.. 

9/28/20 7:38 AM
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Universally - 

Conor: "Diego was a filler to get more fights in."

My guess: McGregor might have been thinking of how he can finish up his UFC contract as quickly as possible. They need him more than he needs them at this point. He'll either dictate terms if he signs a new contract or he'll become his own promoter when he's free of contract obligations. Khabib might be the only other MMA fighter who comes anywhere near to having the kind of clout McGregor has, and he'd be a distant second.


Outside of a full time switch to Boxing only the UFC will be able to pay him what he wants.
9/28/20 8:07 AM
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knockoutfighter -

Real friends don’t DM each other on Twitter.

Real negotiations don't take place with DMs.

This is one of the problems with DMs, Twitter, Messenger, texts etc.

You cannot say anything that someone will not use later to their advantage.

You cannot be candid about your thoughts without losing leverage.

9/28/20 8:12 AM
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No man should be tweeting anything.
9/28/20 9:01 AM
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I thought MAGA Dana does not censor anyone?

9/28/20 10:08 AM
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Wasa-B -

Why didn't Connor take the Masvidal fight? That's the real question...the biggest money fight against another striker.

He does twang want the beating that comes with it. You think is by accident he handpicked cowboy or Diego? Hes good as long as the competition is unprepared or at the end of their career. 

9/28/20 3:32 PM
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9/28/20 3:54 PM
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Gaethje trying hard

9/28/20 4:10 PM
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Wasa-B -

Why didn't Connor take the Masvidal fight? That's the real question...the biggest money fight against another striker.

Conor and Masvidal wanted it,  Dana said no,  he said Masvidal was to big. 

9/28/20 4:17 PM
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BJ Penn Forever -

Alright Kunte Gaethje, calm down.

9/28/20 4:28 PM
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They were never friends.