McGregor Was Signed Blind
The top dog for the UFC, Dana White, was in Dublin a few years ago receiving an award. While visiting Ireland, White had UFC fans coming up to him constantly, talking about a hometown fighter that they all knew would make it big if he was just given a chance.
That fighter that everyone was talking about was Conor McGregor. Figuring that anyone who could garner this strong of a following was worth speaking with; White had his people start looking into the Irishman. He found out who he was, where he came from and what his parents did for a living.
White had McGregor come out for a face to face meeting. He flew the Irishman out to the desert, where they drove around in his Ferrari and talked about the future. Thoroughly impressed with the young man, White decided to sign him to a UFC fighting contract without having seen him throw a single punch.