Dana White was on Jim Rome’s show Thursday, and like everyone else, both he and Rome saw the video where Conor McGregor struck an older patron in a pub in Ireland back in April. Both Rome and White were talking about how McGregor falls into a possible return to action after what happens and UFC 241, and the fight between current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirer in September. However, since it was the talk of the day Rome had to ask about McGregor allegedly striking an older man.
“There’s no allegedly about it, “White said when asked and added, “It’s pretty clear.
It seems every time McGregor gets in trouble, White has to address it. When looking at the incident of smashing someone’s phone in Miami, the post-fight brawl after his loss to Nurmagomedov, and the bus incident in Brooklyn at the UFC 223 media day, Rome asked White if it was worth the trouble of continuing to do business with McGregor.
White answered by bringing up the strong personalities that come from professional fighters that reach the highest profiles in combat sports. He likened McGregor to Mike Tyson and the troubles he has when he was champion and actively competing. White said, “Every time you take a guy who is a professional fighter, and you sprinkle a bunch of money on top of it, get ready for a disaster.”
While UFC President Dana White did not answer the question about McGregor being worth all the trouble he gets in, it would seem that the incident that put McGregor’s name in the news Thursday won’t stop the UFC from trying to get him back in the cage before the end of the year.