Conor McGregor Made Waves Again After Footage Of Him Smacking an Elderly Man With a Left Hook Went Viral… Now UFC President Dana White Has Reacted…
The story broke last April that Conor McGregor had been involved in an incident in The Marble Arch Pub, Drimnagh, Dublin. Basically, the Irishman went into the bar and had a few drinks. Then he bought a round of whiskey shots – his own brand – for the bar. However, one older gentleman wasn’t interested and that’s when things escalated.
We don’t know what he said, but McGregor stepped in with a sneaky left hook. The footage is damning because it’s a sucker punch and it’s an older guy he’s randomly assaulting. It doesn’t matter whether or not he’s a former UFC champion or if the guy said something rude. McGregor is a multimillionaire and younger. Walk away.
Anyway, Dana White has reacted to the outrageous footage. He’s basically sick of McGregor’s antics and doesn’t understand why he keeps getting involved in these legal situations.
White was in damage control mode. He did insist that the story isn’t new – which is something at least – but admits that it’s not good footage.
“That happened in April. I knew that happened, they just got the video. It’s pretty bad,” White said when speaking to Jim Rome on Thursday. “Not allegedly, it’s pretty clear [it’s him]. So apparently this was in a pub in Ireland, and it was an argument over whiskey. Conor has a whiskey now, and it was an argument over the whiskey. And Conor reaches out and hits him with a left hook.
“I don’t know the context of it. I don’t know the entire story, but he punches a guy, an older man, in the face.”
Somewhat despairingly, White went on and discussed McGregor’s mindset and why he can’t stop doing this sort of thing. Clearly, he’s a volatile personality and his own worst enemy. The Irishman has been involved in so many incidents. White said:
“You get to a point where you look at a guy like Conor and you look at the bus incident in New York and the camera, the phone, the guy took the picture of him in Miami and he slaps the phone [away from him] — what’s the number?” White said. “What’s it going to cost Conor McGregor before he decides ‘Alright, this isn’t worth it. Enough is enough, I need to stop doing this’.
“The incident in New York cost him millions. Millions he had to pay out. He had to pay the guy with the phone. What’s he going to pay this guy that he hit in the bar? The list just goes on and on. I just don’t know when he wakes up and says ‘I’ve got to stop doing this’.”
It’s also clear that McGregor’s reputation is in decline. While you might think that Irish people are fully behind him, the truth is very different. A lot of people in the country are sick of his antics and lack of class. When you have dignified and inspiring sportspeople like unified boxing champion Katie Taylor and Open champion Shane Lowry representing you, Conor McGregor is definitely not number one in his home country.
And that’s not good for business.