Dana White Under Oath Claimed He Made Conor a Star

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How much credit should White get for Conor's fame?

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  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Black Belt Platinum Member

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    The ongoing UFC anti-trust lawsuit continues to reveal interesting tidbits, including that Dana White very much takes credit for Conor McGregor’s rise. He stated the following in a deposition.

    “Four years ago, Conor McGregor was available to everybody. Bellator, ONE FC, UFC, everybody out there. Do you know who went out- he was- he was 7 and 2, Okay? Guy’s record was 7 and 2. There’s a zillion of them, right? I went out and got Conor McGregor. I saw him, I liked his personality, and I turned him into a star, one of the biggest stars on earth right...”

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    This is factually incorrect as well as misleading; McGregor was already a two-weight champion in Cage Warriors with considerable hype, and his record was 12-2 when the UFC signed him.

    https://www.mmamania.com/2018/2/22/...-credit-for-conor-mcgregor-rise-in-deposition
     
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    The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!"

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    He did give Conor favorable match-ups to build him up.
     
  3. Blossom's Hat

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    Conor is responsible for everything that is Conor but he did get some help from the ufc
     
  4. dc007

    dc007 mr. white belt

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    He did a little as he was the one who gave him the opportunity to shine on the big stage but Conor did the rest.
     
  5. Rvd Slmr

    Rvd Slmr Red Belt

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    Was Cage Warriors making millions thanks to Conor?
     
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  6. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Conor made Conor a mega star, not Dana White.
     
  7. Franc Mittelo

    Franc Mittelo Banned Banned

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    He gave Conor a bigger platform, but Conor made himself a star. He is the one who made the fight predictions and delivered, not Dana White.

    Why hasn't Dana White made a star since Conor McGregor? Exactly.
     
  8. SVG

    SVG The Porkchop Express Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    Colin got handed high end manlets on a platter and slayed them left and right.
     
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  9. Frank23

    Frank23 New York Belt Platinum Member

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    No cares about Cage Warriors.
     
  10. JoeRoganade

    JoeRoganade Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    Without Dana there would be no Conor. Conor still had to perform but Dana set him up for W from the start.
     
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    Without the UFC Conor would be a plumber. Literally.
     
  12. KarateYeah

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    He helped a lot. But it obviously helped that Conor backed it all up
     
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  13. Yari

    Yari ななせまる

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    Such a nice guy. God bless him.
     
  14. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Conor is 100x better at self-promotion than White ever was at promotion.
     
  15. UL

    UL no more yellows

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    Zuffa did make Conor into a huge star

    they funded him with rentals from jets to cars to suits to the tuf mansion

    it helped him getting money persona when really he was on 100/100

    the ufc invested in him and it paid off

    which is why i always say Ronda > Conor

    she didn't need all the funding or stacked cards

    floyd took conor above ronda

    this is nothing new
    said it years ago

    gave him good match ups
    tv interview
    magazine covers

    pretended he was a millionaire when he wasn't

    if you vote for anything under most
    you're a clueless casual who probably os dumb enough to believe conor made 100m from the Floyd fight
     
  16. Frank23

    Frank23 New York Belt Platinum Member

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    Just because he's the prez of the UFC, the default "some". The gazillion Conor vids UFC put up didn't come from him. Pressers were run by Conor, not Dana. Then the performances. Dana didn't have much to do with this.
     
  18. dertdent

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    IF Dana can make a fighter a star, why is he holding back? He could make millions more if he just used his powers of sorcery.
     
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    If Dana could make stars he would make a lot more.

    It's all Conor.
     
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    Like Holloway, Poirier, Aldo, Mendes, Diaz, and Alvarez? Yeah super easy fights.
     

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