UFC President Dana white has given his reaction to the video that emerged yesterday of Conor McGregor punching an elderly gentleman in a Dublin pub a few months ago, and needless to say he’s not happy about it.
“That happened in April,” White said on the Jim Rome Show. “I knew that happened, they just got the video. It’s pretty bad. 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.”
It’s left White wondering when McGregor will see the light of day and realize that he can’t keep running into trouble in the manner that he has been over the past few years.
“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? What’s it going to cost Conor McGregor before he decides ‘Alright, 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’.”