It looks like Dana White will be turning the page on letting guys like Henry Cejudo and Connor Mcgregor come and go as they please.
Cejudo has mentioned he was done competing at both flyweight and bantamweight, where he was double champion. Cejudo had defended his belts several times, but recently left the door cracked just a bit for a potential return if the promotion is willing to book him against featherweight kingpin Alexander Volkanovski.
However, Dana White likes to take things at face value. So as far as he’s concerned with Cejudo already mentioning on air that he was retiring Dana is just ignoring the rumor mill. White even went as far to say that Cejudo would have to earn his shot after announcing he was walking away.
As for Connor Mcgregor, it’s been the same old same old since he stepped away last year. McGregor came back just to fight and beat Donald Cerrone and then once again announced he was done fighting . When White was asked about booking Mcgregor into a potential fight, he mentioned just like Cejudo he was done speaking about fights for guys who have announced they were retired.
Therefore, both weren’t going to be mentioned or asked to join in match making groups. He went on to say unless he was given commitments from either that he could trust then they would be taken off the rankings.
This was primarily a chance for Dana White to tell the roster to stop messing around and get on your A game. The sport is in its prime time right now and needs to put on show after show without putting on bad fights.
If there is one thing we know for certain it’s that Dana White knows how to run a business and turned this franchise from a laughing stock to a cash cow.