“I’m Not Defending Conor McGregor” – Dana White Opens up on Conor McGregor’s Arrest

Published 09/13/2020, 1:10 AM EDT


UFC President Dana White spoke on the contentious situation surrounding the sport’s biggest star in Conor McGregor. News recently broke that “Notorious” McGregor was arrested in Corsica on suspicion of attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure. Chiefly, the former two-division UFC champion was swiftly released after a round of questioning and the situation is being probed further.

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White was asked to comment on the situation as the MMA world was waiting on his every word. Moreover, Conor’s run-ins with law enforcement extend far beyond the allegations for which he was brought in. The megastar has frequently been on the receiving end of adverse interactions with uniformed personnel.

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Dana White on Conor McGregor’s arrest

The long-time boss of the promotion didn’t know much about the situation apart from the reports that have circulated. He offered his counsel to the former fighter should he require it.

“Listen, whether you’re retired or not retired, you can get yourself into trouble. I don’t know enough about the Conor situation, I know what you have 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.”

He then detailed an experience he had with McGregor that saw the athlete being mobbed by fans. Dana White touched upon the impact “Notorious” had and explained how it could affect his interactions.

“One time, when Conor blew up and Conor was massive, he showed up time at the venue with so much security I was like, ‘This is f**king ridiculous, no one needs so much security. This kid is just gonna blow 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 till you go out with him. He was literally getting mobbed. People were going crazy, jumping up from blackjack tables and running after Conor. It was some crazy sh*t .I’ve never seen anything like that.”

White denies defending Conor McGregor

Additionally,  Dana White said that he wasn’t defending McGregor’s alleged actions, but was providing some insight. The situation is largely unknown to a majority of the people and is still under development.

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“Crazy sh** happens when you’re in that type of lifestyle. You try to go out and you try to act 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 at all. What I do know is that I have gone out with him before, and it is bat sh** nuts.”

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The boss of the UFC has seen plenty of contentious moments throughout his run as company president. MMA fans and media will look to get more clarity on the aforementioned situation as time progresses.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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