Dana White Discusses Conor McGregor’s Lack Of Fighting: “Money Changes Everything”

Dana White Discusses Conor McGregor’s Lack Of Fighting: “Money Changes Everything”

Dana White recently expressed his thoughts on Conor McGregor‘s declining career inside the octagon.
The main cause, according to White, is the wealth McGregor has amassed over the years.

Since 2016, McGregor’s only victory came against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, just shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
“The Notorious” has been on a break from fighting following a severe leg injury in 2021; but now, he seems ready to make a comeback.

Dana White revealed in an interview on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” that McGregor is now training hard:

He is back in the gym. He’s training.
I expect to see Conor fighting next year (2024).

The UFC CEO emphasized the influence of money on McGregor’s career:

Here’s what happens, Piers, and you know this – I’m sure you’ve seen this with colleagues and friends and people that you know.

Once a certain level of money is attained, to be the person that you were coming up, to be that hungry and work that hard and be that dedicated to the sport, or whatever craft it is you do, money changes everything.

Conor McGregor has made that kind of money.
It’s not a knock. It’s just a fact.

White continued:

When we sold the company in 2016, this was sort of a Microsoft of fighting.
There were a lot of people that made a lot of money, and a lot of people left and they went and retired, or moved onto…

You have to have a certain type of drive to make that kind of money, and you’ve seen guys in this sport when they make that kind of money, they’ll fight a lot less like Conor has, or they go on losing streaks because you are not that same person once you get that kind of money.