Dana White claims he is not surprised Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from UFC.
The Irishman broke the news on social media on Sunday morning that he has decided to call time on his career.
It is the third time in four years McGregor has retired, only to perform U-turns on the previous two occasions.
White discovered the news following the UFC 250 event in Las Vegas, and insists he’s not shocked at the fighter’s decision given the coronavirus pandemic.
He said: “That’s Conor. You know how Conor works. That’s how he does things.
“If these guys want to sit out and retire right now or anybody feels uncomfortable in any way, shape or form with what’s going on, you don’t have to fight. It is all good.
“So if that’s what Conor’s feeling right now … I feel ya.
“It’s not like I’m going, ‘Holy s**t, this is crazy. This is nuts.’ Nothing is crazy and nuts right now because everything is crazy and nuts right now. So, on a certain level, I totally understand it and get it.”
McGregor posted a picture of himself and his mum celebrating one of his world title wins as he announced he was hanging up his gloves.
He tweeted: “Hey guys I’ve decided to retire from fighting.
“Thank you all for the amazing memories! What a ride it’s been!
“Here is a picture of myself and my mother in Las Vegas post one of my World title wins! Pick the home of your dreams Mags I love you! Whatever you desire it’s yours.