Some have wondered just how much power and stroke Conor McGregor has when it comes to the UFC brass.
Well, we found out not as much as maybe “Notorious” believes he does on Thursday.
McGregor sent out a tweet stating he was stepping in to fight Diego Sanchez at UFC 180 this November in Mexico. Norman Parke, a teammate of McGregor’s, has been the planned opponent for Sanchez at the UFC’s debut in Mexico.
I am fighting @DiegoSanchezUFC in Mexico, November 15th. He spoke a big game. Now he will pay with his career. VIVA LA EIRE!!!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 2, 2014
Well, UFC president Dana White put a stop on McGregor’s plans to visit Mexico and fight, telling ESPN that he would not be stepping into the bout.
“The kid is nuts,” White said. “No, he’s not. He wants to, but he’s not.”
McGregor (16-2) ran through Dustin Poirier recently, securing his third finish in four UFC fights. Immediately afterwards, the outspoken McGregor claimed to be the UFC featherweight champion, bringing a replica of the title to his post-fight interview on FOX Sports 1.
Sanchez has been one of the many McGregor has taken aim at through social media, calling him out on numerous occasions. While McGregor had plenty of Irish support in Las Vegas, he would be the near-unanimous heel in Mexico vs. Sanchez.