Dana White Calls Latest Incident Allegedly Involving Conor McGregor “Pretty Bad”
By FCF Staff
Following the release of a video which allegedly shows Conor McGregor sucker punching an elderly man, UFC President Dana White is questioning when the star’s run-ins with the law will stop.
Recently video surfaced of a person who looks like McGregor, striking an elderly man in a Dublin pub. The alleged incident occurred after McGregor exchanged words with the man, who had turned down a shot of the former champ’s whiskey.
“That happened in April. I knew that happened, they just got the video. It’s pretty bad,” White said. “Not allegedly, it’s pretty clear [it’s him]. So apparently this was in a pub in Ireland and it was an argument over whiskey. Conor has a whiskey now and it was an argument over the whiskey and Conor reaches out and hits him with a left hook.
“I don’t know the context of it. I don’t know the entire story but he punches a guy, an older man, in the face.”
“…You get to a point where you look at a guy like Conor and you look at the bus incident in New York and the camera, the phone, the guy took the picture of him in Miami and he slaps the phone [away from him] — what’s the number?” White said. “What’s it going to cost Conor McGregor before he decides ‘all right, this isn’t worth it, enough is enough, I need to stop doing this’.
“The incident in New York cost him millions. Millions he had to pay out. He had to pay the guy with the phone. What’s he going to pay this guy that he hit in the bar? The list just goes on and on. I just don’t know when he wakes up and says ‘I’ve got to stop doing this’.”
McGregor hasn’t fought since last October, when he was submitted by reigning, lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.