Dana Knows Conor Is A Disaster
Dana White, much like most of the world, has seen Conor McGregor punching an old man on a barstool.
“That happened in April. I knew that happened, they just got the video. It’s pretty bad,” White said to Jim Rome on Thursday. “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.”
“I knew that he had, had an altercation at a bar but I didn’t know with who or any of that, I didn’t know anything, I just knew it happened,” White said when asked if he spoke to McGregor about the incident.
“When you deal with fighters, guys who fight for a living, there’s always something,” White said of someone with the notoriety of McGregor. “If you look at some of the greatest [fighters], [Mike] Tyson, what Tyson went through at his peak. Every time you take a guy who is a professional fighter and you sprinkle a ton of money on top of it, get ready.”
“Get ready for a disaster. Literally a disaster.”
“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’.”
Quotes Via MMA Fighting