Dana White chalks up Conor McGregor punching old man to fighter's mindset, being rich

Steven Marrocco

MMA Junkie

Published 9:32 p.m. ET Aug. 15, 2019 | Updated 9:36 p.m. ET Aug. 15, 2019



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UFC president Dana White compared Conor McGregor’s most recent brush with the law to a peak Mike Tyson, indicating it’s the inevitable result of a fighter’s mindset and fame.

Appearing Thursday on “The Jim Rome Show,” White said a video of Conor McGregor punching an elderly patron of a bar in Dublin is “pretty bad” and didn’t dispute the fighter’s behavior.

“Not allegedly, it’s pretty clear,” White said.

Video of the altercation from April appears to show McGregor pouring out drinks of his signature Proper Twelve whiskey when he stops beside an older gentleman. Suddenly, McGregor throws a quick left hand and is pulled outside by men who appear to be in his entourage.

As MMA Junkie previously reported, police in Dublin are investigating the incident and said no arrests have been made.

White said he was aware of the event shortly after it happened, though he cautioned he didn’t know the full story. But he cited Tyson when talking about…

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