The UFC President, Dana white, commented on the news that the former UFC champion in two weight categories, Conor McGregor, last Saturday was arrested in Corsica on suspicion of indecent behavior and attempted sexual assault.
“I don’t know too much about the Conor situation,” the organization’s chief Executive said at a news conference in Las Vegas. “I read the same thing about it that you all read. Conor is retired, and we don’t talk to him. I don’t think he needs my advice or help. But if anything happens, he can always call me».
“I’m not defending Conor and I don’t know enough about what happened, but his life became completely crazy after he became mega-popular, and his appearances in public constantly provoke all sorts of crazy things”
Earlier, TMZ Sport published a statement from McGregor’s lawyer, who told reporters that after questioning, his client was released.
The Irishman’s Manager, ODI Attar, also commented on the situation.
“I am angry, and I want to warn you loud and clear: Conor McGregor is not and will never be an accessible target for anyone seeking to make headlines or get paid,” Attar tweeted.
Details of the incident are still missing.
Recall that last year Conor McGregor was twice accused of sexual assault, however, the case never reached the court.
The head of the UFC clarified the situation on the fight of Tony Ferguson and Dustin Porrier
The UFC President, Dana white, confirmed that the organization has rejected the idea of a fight between Tony Ferguson and Dustin Porrier.
Earlier, Porier announced the unsuccessful conclusion of negotiations with the UFC, and the head of the promotion made it clear that they do not plan to save this fight, promising to give Ferguson another opponent.
“We are not trying to save this fight. Tony Ferguson will get another opponent, ” white said at a press conference in Las Vegas.
At the same time, the head of the UFC did not specify when exactly Tony Ferguson will hold the next fight, and whether there is a chance to see him in the cage on October 24 at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi, as planned.