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Deposition of Dana White; every fight for Conor McGregor is the biggest fight

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  1. JJCc Banned Banned

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    BY MR. DELL'ANGELO:

    Q: I'm asking if the statements that you made publicly as a fight promoter on behalf of the UFC are statements that you believe to be true?

    MR. ISAACSON: Objection. Asked and answered

    Dana White: You're a smart man. I'm a promoter. I promote fights. I sell fights for a living, as do other promoters. And you know, everybody believes that they have the best fighters in the world, and that's -- nobody is ever going to go out and say, you know, we got some guys that are really good and we got some guys that are all right, we got some mediocre guys, we have some guys. Everything. Conor McGregor literally said I had these T-shirts made that said the biggest fight in combat sports history for him and Mayweather. And Conor said, "You say that for every one of my fights, so this is the biggest one, right?" And I said, "Till the next one."

    Edit: Anyone know if I can upload a PDF file? I can just upload the whole transcript of the deposition where Dana brings up Conor. It's a rather large file though.
     
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  2. Shoyorollplayboy White Belt

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    will this be used in court?
     
  3. Isa If you can read this, you are too close

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    Ok?
     
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  4. JJCc Banned Banned

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    The deposition might be used if it gets to trial, it's video recorded but that's confidential and not released yet (it could be in the future). I got bored so I went and bought the copies of the deposition transcript on a bunch of UFC employees for the lawsuit.

    Found something on Conor McGregor so I got very interested and figured I'd share it.

    There's like 50 exhibits attached to the Response to the Motion for Summary Judgment, I'm gonna try to go through it to see if I can find any background information on McGregor to share.
     
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  5. BlessYourHeart Orange Belt

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    This is why Poirier shouldn't give McGregor a rematch. Make him go through the LW gauntlet like everyone else.
     
  6. Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

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  7. loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    I don't get it, what is this supposed to show?
     
  8. TempleoftheDog Black Belt

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    So fucking what?

    Everybody knows Conor is the biggest name in mma. It’s just too bad his skills, and record aren’t matched by his ego. Or he would have not lost 6 times, already.
     
  9. JJCc Banned Banned

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    Well, in the context of me posting it: I wanted to show that Dana cares a lot about Conor and values him, that he'd bring him up in the deposition, and it shares a little bit of a background story.

    In terms of the broader lawsuit; a snippet of the deposition doesn't help much, but the line of questioning used by the attorney was meant to establish (in my opinion) that Dana White believed UFC had the top stars, and that Dana White believed his promotional words to be true (this is going help establish Dana White has a monopoly on top stars, and used certain contractual clauses to keep them from going to competitors).

    The attorney wanted get at what Dana "believed" because the fact that Dana believes all the top stars are at the UFC will be a relevant part of the suit. The suit will be harder to win if Dana said, we don't have the top stars, I lied and just said we did.
     
  10. Hypetrainofthemonth Barbara Palvin

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    So, how do you & @Unfinished decide who gets to be on Conor's jock? Do y'all flip coins, or do you guys have an assigned shifts?
     
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    Are you mad that Conor is the biggest thing to ever happen to MMA or something?
     
  13. Kryptt Dead Belt Platinum Member

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    Oh Lawsuit shit...

    Check in 10-20 years...
     
  14. Gamer007 Black Belt

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    I'm surprised this last fight sold 1.8mil, a lot of people wanted to see him get laid out.
     
  15. FIghtxIQ Black Belt

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    He just stated that all promoters say the same thing about having the best fighters. He used Conor's fight as an example because that wasn't an mma fight, it was the biggest fight and it was a boxing fight. Not mma or UFC. So it's actually smart for Dana to use that fight as an example.
     
  16. Hypetrainofthemonth Barbara Palvin

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    No, just annoyed a select few minds are so delusionally narrow minded, Conor is all they think about to the point it's literally sexual in yours & @Unfinished case. Then you bring that to a forum that's more than a Conor forum. If over 95% of every thread you make is Conor related, you have a problem.

    It's already sad enough you defend a sexually assaulting accused, elderly assaulting, narcissistic, ego maniac, at every turn solely because he has money, & find him attractive. I guess this isn't surprising when society even has people who do this for serial murders & rapist, so I guess you're not quite to that degree.

    I've done this with other posters who had exactly the same fixations with other fighters, until they finally learned the concept that the forum is actually about broad concepts of MMA.

    I haven't seen you post a single thing that hasn't dealt with Conor in some shape or form, except maybe twice, and that's particularly sad because I usually go out of my way to skip Conor related threads because the majority are TMZ esque content. You, and your sidekick(really you're his since he was/still does it first) just bring him everywhere as if he isn't already.

    The content gets stale awfully fast when it's about the same person.

    The best example I can make is, let's say you find someone chewing loudly with their mouth open annoying(I e. Posts), so you decide to stop eating at their table(I e. Threads) & move to tables(threads) with more interesting topics, yet that same annoying person(s) keeps coming to the table with nothing to add, but their annoying loud open mouth chewing.

    Sure, I could just ignore you, but I prefer to give the person the benefit of the doubt, especially after educating them on their bad manners that they can see their faults.

    Have had this same discussion with the half-dozen or so extreme die hard Silva fans, except they only did it with GSP related content, you two, do it on any & every thread.

    Guess what? Eventually they started to accept their faults(they didn't, they just finally grew out of it), and eventually I hope you do to. If it's any comfort, I have more faith in you than unfinished, as that is his schtick & he's dying on that hill.

    I assume there's a r/Conor McGregor section on Reddit, not 100% sure, not my style as I enjoy the sport, not just A fighter.

    Or, you'll just be another flash in the pan before you're eventually banned like the majority of die-hard Conor fanboys over the years.

    Edit: Also, no, Conor is not the biggest thing to ever happen in MMA. The UFC, & to an extent Pride, are the 2 biggest things to happen for MMA.
    .<{hughesimpress}>
     
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    Writing such a long reply was a big mistake, it shows you really care and are legitimately offended, so you just handed this guy the win. Rookie move.
     
  18. Isa If you can read this, you are too close

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    Here is a pic of TS

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  19. JJCc Banned Banned

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    The individual will always be greater than the sport. I never liked basketball, but I loved Michael Jordan. I never really liked baseball but I always enjoyed watching Barry Bonds.

    I don't like team sports, which is what gravitated me towards MMA. MMA is about the individual, it's about the one man that can beat everyone else and establish himself as the greatest 1 vs. 1 star.

    Now, I know McGregor isn't the best, (which is also why I am a huge Jones fan), but McGregor is so interesting, he has the charisma of a cult leader, a wild man that can come in on horseback and just swoop you off your feet and carry you into a life of danger.

    He's like a rockstar. Before McGregor, it was all about GSP, that clean shaven good boy look. McGregor was the bad boy, who came in and rocked our world.
     
  20. JJCc Banned Banned

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    At least use a meme with an adult, that's a 14 year old boy, it's a little bit like kiddy porn, not kiddy porn, but a little close.
     

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