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Dana White doubts stories about Conor McGregor duking it out with the Irish mob

The UFC president thinks we’d know by now if McGregor had really brawled it up in Ireland.

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Controversy has continued to follow Conor McGregor wherever he goes since his big Floyd Mayweather fight at the end of August. The latest strange incident involves tabloid newspapers running stories about a nameless Irish sports superstar getting into a pub fight with members of an Irish drug cartel.

True? Or false? Dana White doesn't know for sure, but he's got a feeling it's false.

“I don’t think it’s true,” White said during a UFC media event (via MMA Fighting). “Because if it was true, it would be big. Conor can walk down the street and it’s big news now. If this were true, I just have to believe it would be off-the-charts crazy. If it’s true, we’ll end up finding out. I can’t chase all these things around. If it’s true, we’ll get it figured out and we’ll go from there.”

This obviously wouldn't be the first bit of bad behavior White would have to deal with from McGregor. Earlier in October the UFC lightweight champ jumped into a Bellator cage and shoved a referee, something White has blackballed lesser fighters from his league over.

“He was being dealt with by the head of the ABC,” White said in regards to that incident. “We were gonna fight him, regardless of what Audie [Attar, Conor's manager] says, we were working on a fight for him at the end of the year. And he’s just not ready. Listen: Conor might never fight again. The guy’s got a f**king hundred million dollars."

“These guys make money and that’s it. Fighting is the worst. Try to get up and get punched in the face every day when you’ve got $100 million in the bank. Money changes everything for a lot of people. He’s a young, rich kid who is a god in Ireland. That’s not the healthiest environment either. It’s all part of it."

"I don’t know if you guys remember in the very beginning with Jon Jones. There’s no doubt the talent was there. I used to say the guy is talented, but he’s young, he’s rich, he’s the king of the world now. Hopefully he can keep it together. That was way before the crazy s**t started to happen. And there it is. It happens. What’s weird is it happens more in this sport, in fighting, in the fighting business, more than any other sport."

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