UFC President Dana White: 'A lot worse' in other sports than McGregor incident

Dana White was sure upset in the immediate aftermath of Conor McGregor attack on a Barclays Center bus Thursday, but the UFC president seems to have softened his stance.

White, who called McGregor’s incident “the most disgusting thing that has ever happened in the history of our company,” backed off his previous comments Saturday at UFC 223 when he claimed that “a lot worse” goes on in other sports.

“People says to me, ‘Oh this looks so bad for the sport,’ and everything else," White said Saturday, according to a USA Today report. “I agree, it doesn’t look good. But at the end of the day, there’s a lot worse that goes on in all the other sports, so I’ll take a dolly through a window any day."

McGregor faces two felony charges after he and his entourage showed up to Barclays Center and assaulted a bus, tossing multiple objects, including a dolly and chairs, through the windows and front windshield. A new UFC video surfaced Sunday showing even more shocking footage from McGregor’s rampage.

RELATED: Conor McGregor escorted out of police station

9 PHOTOS
Conor McGregor escorted out of police station
See Gallery
Conor McGregor escorted out of police station
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Conor McGregor is escorted by New York City Police (NYPD) detectives from the 78th police precinct after charges were laid against him in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
MMA fighter Conor McGregor walks out of the 78th police precinct after charges were laid against him following a late night melee in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Conor Mcgregor is seen leaving the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn on April 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
MMA fighter Conor McGregor walks out of the 78th police precinct after charges were laid against him following a late night melee in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Conor Mcgregor is seen leaving the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn on April 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Conor Mcgregor is seen leaving the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn on April 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Conor Mcgregor is seen leaving the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn on April 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Conor Mcgregor is seen leaving the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn on April 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Conor Mcgregor is seen leaving the 78th Precinct in Brooklyn on April 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

White also was sure to mention the financial gains of Saturday's fight, essentially calling McGregor's attack little more than a footnote.

“Yeah, in a perfect world it’d be great if Conor didn’t show up and do that," White said “And obviously I didn’t see that coming, or I would’ve tried very hard to prevent that. But, yeah, we broke a record tonight (for gross ticket sales). ... And we didn’t just break it, we blew it out of the water by almost $1 million."

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.