Dana White Explains Back Story Behind Conor McGregor And Khabib’s Absolute Hatred Of Each Other

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Conor McGregor (21-3-0) will square off against Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0-0) this Saturday night in Las Vegas. From what I’ve seen, the pundits are torn on who will win.

On the one hand, Conor McGregor hasn’t fought anyone of Khabib’s caliber in quite some time. Conor’s been building his personal brand into an empire and every minute of the day he devotes to business is a minute lost in the gym. On the other hand, I’ve seen some experts claiming Khabib’s undefeated resume is deceiving, and that he’s not a finisher and that’s where Conor could swoop in with his magic.

Khabib Nurmagomedov comes into the fight as a (-160) favorite over Conor McGregor (+130). For all you non-gamblers out there, this means you need to wager $160 to win $100 on Khabib or $100 to win $130 on Conor, so the odds are considerably tipped against Conor McGregor.

So what’s the big deal with this fight? UFC President Dana White was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night where he went on to discuss the extreme hatred between Conor and Khabib, and the history behind that.

Dana White put to rest any rumors that Conor attacking Khabib’s crew at the Barclay’s Center was a publicity stunt. The notion that he’d have his #1 star arrested to drum up interest in a fight is absolutely insane.

I always forget that Dana White has an estimated net worth of over $500 million. He makes an estimated $18 million per year in salary. He’s one of the wealthiest men in America, and he’s got some powerful friends.

In a second segment, Dana White spoke with Jimmy Kimmel about his dinner at the White House. President Donald Trump invited Dana White and his wife to come to dine at the White House and the three of them shared a private 3-hour dinner. Dana says that it was the absolute best food he’s ever had in his life.

I need to know more about these ravioli. They sound magical.

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