CONOR MCGREGOR has dubbed Dana White his 'brother for life' after the UFC president praised his 'loyalty'.
During a recent appearance on The Fight with Teddy Atlas podcast, the MMA mogul named McGregor as one of the fighters whose loyalty was instrumental in the growth of the UFC brand.
That didn't go unnoticed by McGregor, who wrote on Twitter: "My brother for life, Dana White!"
White did, however, admit McGregor has been a 'f****ing handful' over the years.
He said: "There’s been a lot of fighters that have been incredibly loyal to me and I’ve been incredibly loyal to them.
“Conor McGregor’s one of them.
"Conor’s a f*cking handful boy, but when you look at the way fighters are built, they’re different to everybody else on this planet.
“The Ronda Rouseys, Chuck Liddells, Matt Hughes, Conor McGregor, I don’t want to not mention people but there’s been a lot of fighters over the last 20 years that have been very loyal.”
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McGregor and White, 33 and 52 respectively, are no strangers to airing their dirty laundry in public.
Last September, McGregor leaked private messages between himself and White to show he was desperate to fight twice in 2020.
White reacted angrily to the betrayal of trust, saying during the UFC 253 post-fight press conference: “Everybody here knows — even the ladies — this is some man code stuff.
“It’s just something you don’t do.
"It’s one of the dirtiest things you can do, because we were just talking about Diego Sanchez.
"And Diego Sanchez is in there in a private conversation I was having with Conor.”
The pair eventually hashed out their differences, which led to McGregor having back-to-back fights with Dustin Poirier this year.
The UFC's first simultaneous two-weight world champion is currently recovering from the horrific broken leg he suffered in his July trilogy fight with Poirier.
McGregor is eying a spring return to sparring, recently saying: “I will be full mixed martial arts sparring by April. Easily!
"By then a return will be imminent. But I must be patient. I will beat this!”
And White expects the Irishman to be back in the cage in around six months' time.
He told ESPN: "If everything goes right with the timing of his healing, he should be back this summer."
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