White: McGregor Is Worth The Trouble
UFC President Dana White conceded this week that Conor McGregor gets away with more than any fighter has ever had in the history of the UFC.
The former two division champion would commit what White claimed to be the “most disgusting” thing he’s ever witnessed, when he and a dozen associates would attack a bus holding Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 media day, throwing a hand truck through a window and injuring fighters and staff members.
While a lower fighter would have been fired or at the very least suspended, White let the legal system sort it out, and then brought McGregor back into the fold. Why? He’s the biggest draw in the history of the company.
“Conor works very well with us. We’ve worked very well with him. There are obviously certain things you have to deal with, with a Conor McGregor,” White told ESPN’s “Get Up” recently ahead of UFC 229. “He’s worth it.”
“For example, the New York thing. The fact that he thought he could come here and have this beef with Khabib in the middle of New York City and the way that it was done, that’s obviously the craziest thing.”
Initial Report: MMA Weekly