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.
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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."