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20th Sep 2018

Dana White names his greatest UFC fighter of all time

Jack O'Toole

UFC President Dana White has said that Conor McGregor is the greatest UFC fighter of all time.

The Dubliner will return to the Octagon next month at UFC 229 in Las Vegas to face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the Lightweight title.

McGregor has not fought in the UFC since he defeated Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016 but White claims that he’s the greatest fighter to have ever fought with the promotion.

The UFC President also said that UFC 229 is on course to smash the UFC’s all-time pay-per-view record and that the event could clear 2.5 million pay-per-view buys.

“It’s massive,” White told ESPN. “There has been a lot of talk about this thing doing 2 million buys. We’re trending right now at 2.5 million buys so that’s how big this fight is.

“The biggest fight we’d ever done was Diaz vs. McGregor at almost 1.6 million pay-per-view buys. Then we did the Floyd Mayweather fight. And now this by far is the biggest fight and one of the biggest fights ever in combat sports to be honest with you.”

The UFC 229 pre-fight press conference will be broadcast live on the UFC YouTube page from 10pm IST.