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Dana White reveals what separates athletes like Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey from the herd

Dana White claimed athletes like Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey had full faith in themselves, and it separated them from the rest.

Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey

Under his guidance, Dana White took UFC to a whole another level. With superstars like Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Georges St-Pierre, Brock Lesnar, their viewership gained tremendously, and they are all set to become the most watched sport in the whole wide world.

There are other promotions in the yard, but the immense popularity of the UFC allows them to dominate the market. Dana credits their elite fighters for their success, and it’s a well known fact that UFC is responsible for creating some of the well known fighters in the history of MMA. Conor McGregor is undoubtedly the biggest star we’ve ever seen, and he was ranked number 1 at the Forbes list of highest paid athletes.

He opened a whole new world of business opportunities for MMA fighters, and people still believe he’s the best one to ever do it. Another, fighter who changed the game completely was the former women’s champ, Ronda Rousey. Dana was reluctant to sign any female athlete to his organization, and he even claim women wont ever compete in the UFC.

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Ronda Rousey is an Olympic medalist in Judo, and she took the MMA by a storm, and it caught the attention of Dana. He welcomed her in the UFC, and she went on an absolute tear to become the role model for many female fighters to come.

“Approached me and told me what was going to happen”- Dana White was blown away by the confidence of his superstars

Dana White

Conor is now waiting for his comeback, and Ronda has retired from MMA. They are many superstars who are currently competing in the UFC, and Dana says all those who made a significant impact on the sport had one thing in common. They were oozing with confidence, and they never shied away from calling their shots.

In an interview with Pat MacAfee, he said, “I mean that when, I first met like Ronda Rouseys and Conor McGregors and even Chuck Liddell a long time ago, my current champion Julianna Pena, these people approached me and told me what was going to happen and how this was going to be done.”

He added, “And you know, it’s exciting to meet a confident and confident striker who will one day become a world champion and be one of the top five in the UFC. And it is as if they are expressing themselves in it and everything they tell me ends up being fulfilled. (H/T TheSportsRush.com)

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