Conor McGregor’s recent arrest in Corsica saw him make the headlines again for the wrong reasons. Local Gendarmes arrested him for alleged attempted sexual assault and exposure. Even when he’s holidaying on his yacht with his soon-to-be wife, he still finds ways to get himself into trouble.
Of course, this isn’t even the first time that he has brushed up against allegations of sexual assault. The New York Times reported that Irish police arrested him in connection with a case last year. Meanwhile, he has had trouble with the law for a variety of reasons, including assault, vandalism, and speeding.
Now UFC President Dana White has had his say on the situation. MMA Junkie asked him about the Notorious and his current predicament. While White didn’t have much to say about the allegations, he did give some interesting details about McGregor’s rise to superstardom.
When it comes down to it, White is probably the UFC’s most mainstream figure outside of McGregor. He’s also definitely the richest. The UFC President knows all about the trappings of fame and the chaos that it can create. He explained his thoughts on McGregor’s current predicament. White said:
“Whether you’re retired or not retired you can get yourself into trouble. I don’t know enough about the Conor situation., I don’t know about it. I know what you’ve 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.”
McGregor’s camp has furiously denied the charges. However, the Irishman definitely finds trouble too quickly. White explained that his rise to fame was so extreme that it’s difficult for people to comprehend. He revealed:
“One time when Conor blew up and Conor was massive, he showed up one time at the venue with so much security I was like, ‘This is f***ing ridiculous, no one needs this much security, this kid is going to blow all his money just on security. Then me and Lorenzo met up with him one night, and holy s**t.
You just don’t understand how big this kid is until you go out with him. He was literally get mobbed. People were going crazy, screaming, and jumping up from blackjack tables and leaving money to go up after Conor. I’d never seen anything like that.”
With this in mind, White believes that it is impossible for McGregor to act normal. Of course, that comes uncomfortably close to ignoring the allegations of sexual assault. The Notorious has lost significant support in his native country because of his behavior and these kinds of sordid stories. However, White said:
“You guys have to realize – imagine what it’s like in Europe. There are like old people freaking out when he went by. It wasn’t just young people. It was old people. That kind a life, crazy **t happens when you’re in that type of a lifestyle. You try to go out and you try to act normal and you try to be 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 his situation to talk about it at all. I do know I have gone out with him publicly with him before and it is bat s**t nuts.”
To be fair, he does say that he isn’t defending McGregor. But there’s no doubt that the former two-weight champion gets into situations he should be a million miles away from.