Conor McGregor suggests that his $3 million bet with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta went ahead 6 years ago

Conor McGregor suggests that his $3 million bet with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta went ahead

No wonder Dana White's been so cranky this week.

If Conor McGregor's latest interview is anything to go by, the UFC president is down a hell of a lot of money because of how UFC 189's main event played out.

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"I predicted I would knock him out inside two rounds," McGregor said. "I placed a bet with my business partners; a multi-seven-figure bet that Chad would not escape the second round. Low and behold, when McGregor predicts something, the prediction comes true. That’s what happens.”

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Prior to the July 11 event, White revealed that McGregor had attempted to strike up a bet with himself and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta.

White told the story on The Jim Rome Show, saying: "You want to know how confident this kid is? I can't even believe I'm going to say this, but, he told Lorenzo and I the other day ‘I'll bet you $3 million I knock him out in the second round.'

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"I like to bet, I don't know if I'm that willing to take that bet," White added. "When I tell you how extremely confident this guy is in himself, it's fascinating. He is a very unique, fascinating person to listen to. Fun to listen to, and fun to watch."

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While there's no definite answer from either McGregor or the top brass at the UFC on whether the bet went ahead, it would seem like that's the case and we wouldn't blame Dana and Lorenzo for being pretty pissed off with Chad Mendes for failing to hang on for an extra three seconds.

Quotes via MMAJunkie

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