UFC president Dana White said he was not happy with Conor McGregor’s trash talk about Dustin Poirier’s wife Jolie, saying “that’s not good.”
In the leadup to UFC 264, McGregor told Poirier at the pre-fight press conference that his wife had been sliding in his DMs on Instagram. Poirier ignored the comment and stayed focused on the fight, and he accomplished his goal of beating his rival McGregor in the trilogy when he stopped his foe via first-round TKO (doctor stoppage). But even though Poirier was the one getting his hand raised and McGregor was sitting on the canvas with a broken ankle and blood coming out of his ear, the Irishman continued to chirp Poirier’s wife during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
Speaking to reporters following UFC 264, the company president White was asked about McGregor’s comments. The UFC bossman said that he didn’t hear the comments himself, but once he was alerted to them by the media, he immediately said that he did not condone the remarks.
“Ah yeah, I don’t like that. Yeah, that’s not good. Leave people’s families and wives out of it. Family has nothing to do with it,” Dana White said.
For some people, all is fair in love and war, and for those people, McGregor’s comments are just part of the fight game. But there are also fans out there who didn’t appreciate the comments that he made about Jolie Poirier and hope that he stops stooping to that level. Now that White has come out and directly said he doesn’t condone these sorts of comments, it will be interesting to see if McGregor continues to use the wife angle in his trash talk or if he stops making these comments.
What do you think about Conor McGregor and other fighters who trash talk about their opponents’ wives and families?
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