UFC President Dana White Says Conor McGregor Tried to Bet $3 Million on Himself

Hunter Homistek@HunterAHomistekCorrespondent IJuly 7, 2015

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Conor McGregor is confident ahead of his UFC 189 matchup against Chad Mendes on Saturday, July 11. 

Confident to the tune of $3 million, in fact. 

According to UFC President Dana White, McGregor wanted to make a bet with the promotion's top executives, offering to put down $3 million on himself. 

MMAFighting.com reporter Ariel Helwani relayed the quote via Twitter, which White dropped on a recent airing of The Jim Rome Show. 

Before Mendes, however, McGregor has another opponent to battle: his weight. 

A recent report from LowKickMMA.com revealed that McGregor will need to drop around 27 pounds before weighing in Friday before the fight. Some people spend years trying to lose that amount of weight, and McGregor will attempt to do the deed in around two weeks (and counting down). 

The effects of this brutal weight cut are already visible, as indicated by a recent Instagram post from the Irish sensation.

McGregor certainly doesn't look happy (and understandably so), but his confidence is fully intact if White's words are true. 

While betting with your bosses on a fight is perhaps unprofessional, there's no doubt McGregor is dead serious about his prediction. 

What do you think? Should McGregor lay down the cash, or would betting against Mendes send him toward bankruptcy? 

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