Hopefully you aren’t waiting around for Conor McGregor to issue an apology for last Thursday’s bus attack in Brooklyn, New York, which ended in multiple injuries and a reworked mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card.
It’s not coming.
In fact, an unapologetic “Notorious” justified his actions to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, which appeared to be a retaliation for this hasty confrontation between rival fight camps.
“Conor and I talked through text yesterday, obviously the worst conversation we have ever had, ” White told Fox Sports 1’s “First Things First” (via Washington Post). “It’s not that I don’t think he understood what happened, it’s just … he justified it, it was justified to him. … [He thought] it had to be done.”
Arresting McGregor is what the police thought had to be done and “Notorious” remains in custody in “The Empire State.” He is expected to appear before the judge later this morning where his fate will be determined.
White believes McGregor could end up a “convicted felon.”
“I honestly don’t know the answer to that question (if he’ll fight in the UFC again),” White told ESPN’s “Get Up” morning show (via MMA Junkie). “We were working on a new deal and new plan for him all this week, and then he shows up and this happens.”
Perhaps he and “Money” are kindred spirits.
”We were working on a new deal that was going to pay him ridiculous money,” White said. “There’s still the talk of the Floyd Mayweather fight potentially happening (in the UFC), and he’s a sponsor’s dream. I have no explanation for it.”
Nate Diaz has a pretty good explanation.
While White and McGregor try to figure out how to move forward, the rest of the combat sports world will tune in for the UFC 223 pay-per-view (PPV) event this Saturday night (April 7, 2018) inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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