It is not a new thing that the UFC President Dana White has open support for Conor McGregor as the former double champ is the UFC PPV king and is also the biggest name in the industry. And one more time Dana defended Conor and dropped some praise for the Notorious recently.
Conor last fought against Khabib at UFC 229 in October and hasn't booked to any bout since being free from suspension in April. While several UFC fans criticized Conor for not accepting the fight, UFC president Dana spoke in favor of Conor and said this isn't the issue.
In an interview with BT Sport, Dana said:
"No, Conor hasn’t turned down anything. Listen, Ali [Abdelaziz] can say whatever, Conor doesn’t turn down fights, period."
“Conor has been one of the most stand up [guys], when things get crazy and most people pull out of fights, Conor McGregor stays in. McGregor isn’t afraid to fight anyone so that is absolutely false."
As UFC has already booked several events already, White believes Conor will make his octagon return later in 2019.
“Conor’s in a position where he’s sitting back right now, I think waiting to see how this whole thing plays out with all these guys but he should pop up soon. Yeah, I think we’ll see him this year.”