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Dana White previews UFC 257 headliner: 'Motivated' Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2.0

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ABU DHABI - UFC president Dana White is a promoter, yes, but he's a fight fan, too.
With UFC 257 and the rematch between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier right around the corner, White is excited by what he's seen and heard from both main event competitors.
According to White, McGregor is extremely motivated entering UFC 257. White indicated McGregor hasn't always had that throughout the span of his career.
“It's one thing to have Conor back,” White told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “It's another thing to have Conor back. This is the motivated. When Conor is like he is right now, you're...
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Dana White anticipates Khabib Nurmagomedov meeting will be five minutes: 'It's yes or no'

Dana White anticipates Khabib Nurmagomedov meeting will be five minutes: 'It's yes or no'

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ABU DHABI - UFC president Dana White doesn't expect his upcoming meeting with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to be complicated.
According to White, his pitch to get Nurmagomedov to return to fighting will be quick. He's not anticipating an argument, nor is he going to beg Nurmagomedov to do something he doesn't want to.
“It's going to be a five-minute conversation,” White told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “It's yes or no. It's yes or no.”
The last time Nurmagomedov spoke with White about fighting was right after his UFC 254 submission win over Justin Gaethje - and his subsequent...
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Dana White reacts to Spencer Fisher's CTE admission, says UFC continues to invest in research

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Following recent comments from former UFC fighter Spencer Fisher , who revealed this week that he's battling the effects of CTE, UFC president Dana White admitted that there is still much to learn about the issue of brain injuries, and even hinted at first-hand experience of issues caused by head trauma in combat sport.
The organization announced last week its continued collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic and its Professional Athletes Brain Health Study, and donated $1 million to the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas.
Speaking to MMA Junkie on “UFC Fight Island” ahead of...
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