A video surfaced yesterday showing Conor McGregor punching an elderly man in an Irish pub in what appeared to be a dispute over whiskey. In the video, “Notorious” can bee seen offering the man a drink on two occasions to which he denied.
That seemed to upset Conor, who then punched the man on the side of the face. While charges were never pressed, there is still an investigation ongoing.
After watching the video, UFC president Dana White offered up his response.
“That happened in April. I knew that happened, they just got the video. It’s pretty bad,” White said when speaking to Jim Rome .
“Not allegedly, it’s pretty clear [it’s him]. So apparently this was in a pub in Ireland and it was an argument over whiskey. Conor has a whiskey now and it was an argument over the whiskey and Conor reaches out and hits him with a left hook,” he added.
See Dana’s reaction in the video below.
According to White, while he won’t punish Conor for the incident, he feels the former champion has to ask himself when enough is enough after going through several incidents prior.
“You get to a point where you look at a guy like Conor and you look at the bus incident in New York and the camera, the phone, the guy took the picture of him in Miami and he slaps the phone [away from him] — what’s the number?” White said.
“What’s it going to cost Conor McGregor before he decides ‘all right, this isn’t worth it, enough is enough, I need to stop doing this’.
Indeed, to hear White tell it, everything Conor has had to settle out of court is costing him millions of dollars.
“The incident in New York cost him millions. Millions he had to pay out. He had to pay the guy with the phone. What’s he going to pay this guy that he hit in the bar,” he added.
“The list just goes on and on. I just don’t know when he wakes up and says ‘I’ve got to stop doing this’.”
Conor is expected to return to the UFC pretty soon, but there is no telling if the ongoing investigation will hinder his comeback or delay it a bit longer.