Following Saturday night’s UFC fight Night 177 event in Las Vegas, Dana White responded to news of Conor McGregor’s alleged sexual assault accusation in Corsica.
“I don’t know enough about the Conor situation,” White told reporters. “I know what you’ve read. I’ve read the same things. Conor is retired. I haven’t talked to him. I’m sure he doesn’t need my help or advice, but if he did, he can call.”
While White stressed he wasn’t defending McGregor he did go on to point out that at McGregor’s level superstardom he finds himself in crazy situations every single day where he could easily get himself into trouble.
“That kind of a life, crazy sh*t happens when you’re in that type of lifestyle,” White said. “You try to go out and act normal and be normal, and it’s hard to do sometimes.
“I’m not defending Conor in any way, shape, or form. I don’t know enough about the situation to talk about it all. But I do know I’ve gone out with him before, and it’s batsh*t nuts.”
“…When Conor blew up, he showed up one time at the venue with so much security, I thought, ‘This is f*cking ridiculous. Nobody needs this much security. This kid’s going to blow all his money on security.’ Then me and Lorenzo met up with him one night, and holy sh*t.
“You just don’t understand how big this kid is until you go out with him. He was literally getting mobbed. People were going crazy, screaming, jumping up from blackjack tables, leaving their money there and running after Conor. I’ve never seen anything like that. … Imagine what it’s like with him in Europe?”