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Dana White forced to admit Conor McGregor was right about UFC 196 poster, made changes to appease 'Notorious'

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Conor McWhite strikes again!

If you thought the "Notorious" UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was done calling the shots, you haven't seen anything yet.

During last month's pay-per-view (PPV) press conference, the rambunctious Irishman couldn't help but take issue with the poster hyping up the blockbuster event, which is set to go down at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

But now all is fine and dandy because McGregor had his wish granted by way of the new UFC 196 poster, which also features lightweight knockout machine Rafael dos Anjos.

With McGregor's grievance answered, his buddy UFC President Dana White admitted -- on behalf of UFC's entire marketing department -- there was an error made in the poster's initial design.

"Conor made his argument: ‘This is a superfight, I'm the (145-pound) champion, he's the (155-pound) champion, my belt should be represented even though I'm not defending my belt,'" White told DC Radio (via MMA Junkie). "And I said, ‘You know what? You're right, Conor. All right, we'll do it.'"

White probably had no choice but to save face, especially when you consider the fact that the last time the leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion promoted a champion versus champion match up, both titleholders were featured with their respective belts.

What's fair is fair, right?

For more UFC 196 news and notes click here.

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