Dana White Has Released a Statement Regarding Conor McGregor’s Future in the UFC…
Oh, Conor McGregor, what do we do with you? That’s the question UFC executives asked themselves for two minutes after the UFC 223 media bus incident. Then they turned around to each other and agreed that they all make a bucketload of cash off of his success. That’s how the Irishman works.
He hasn’t fought in the octagon since 2016 and it’s become easy to forget just what a force he was during his insane rise to featherweight champion. Then he took on Eddie Alvarez and won, to become the first UFC fighter to hold two titles at the same time.
Of course, fans will point out he never defended either of those belts, holding up the division while he went on a vanity trip to beat Nate Diaz by close decision, and losing in a mega-million boxing match to Floyd Mayweather. His behavior over the last year has been crazy too. Now though, Dana White has released an update on McGregor’s future.
McGregor is currently sitting at home in Dublin, keeping his head down, as he awaits his court date on June 14. He faces three counts of criminal assault as well as one of criminal mischief. He could face being banned from the US, or if worse comes to worse, jail time. However, the UFC doesn’t seem too bothered, because they’re opening negotiations with him.
“We’re going to sit down and talk about his future and what’s next,” Dana White told ESPN. “I have nothing to do with the legal issues, he’ll need to figure that out on his own. Obviously, he has to deal with his legal situation in June. I’m flying to Liverpool this weekend for a fight there, and he and I are going to meet in Liverpool.”
Well, that’s exciting. The UFC president and McGregor will meet up at UFC Liverpool this weekend to talk out the situation. White releasing this statement suggests that progress is expected to be made or that he wants to put the pressure on McGregor.
McGregor faces a legal battle on multiple sides after his insane bus attack. Michael Chiesa has promised to sue the ‘Notorious’ for lacerations he suffered during the assault, while Ray Borg got glass in his eye. It’s unknown if he’s going to press charges.
That was the end to a crazy year for McGregor where he shoved Marc Goddard in a Bellator cage, got called out for homophobic and sexist language, and was believed to have had a hit put on him by an Irish mobster. What a life.
In other exciting McGregor-related news, the Irishman released a picture on Instagram with a cryptic message. The caption reads:
“Keep your dukes up when you see me. See you soon.”
Nothing definite has been confirmed but many people are guessing that McGregor will be appearing in BBC’s award-winning gangster show Peaky Blinders. The show is set in post-war Britain and stars Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, and Adrian Brody. It’s very very good, and it will be fascinating to see if McGregor is stepping up his acting game.