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Dana White switches gears on Conor McGregor, now respects ‘Notorious’ despite criminal bus attack that sabotaged UFC 223

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I mean c’mon guys, it was sabotage, not murder, let’s have some perspective!

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, lost his marbles last Thursday, rounding up a bunch of “Notorious” hoodlums to attack a transport bus carrying 155-pound nemesis Khabib Nurmagomedov.

That was enough to earn the respect of promotion president Dana White.

“We talked, it’s good,” White told reporters at the UFC 223 post-fight press conference. “I think that there’s a mutual respect between us and obviously this week, I had so many things thrown at me. To focus on this show was insane. We’ll get back and we’ll focus on Conor McGregor.”

I’m sure those comments will sit well with that guy who was hospitalized.

No question White’s new position stands in contrast to last week’s tirade, when White called McGregor’s rampage a “disgusting and despicable move” that left their relationship “not-so-great” before wondering if the Irish superstar was on drugs.

Leading to the worst conversation they ever had.

Despite his criminal charges, which resulted in a June 14 court date, McGregor is looking to get back into the Octagon as soon as possible, though a lightweight title fight against “The Eagle” is unlikely to happen until late summer or early fall.

And White will need to keep things cordial until then if he looks to get another one of these paydays.