Dana White has come out strongly in support of Conor McGregor after the Irishman was fined one hundred and fifty thousand dollars by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Dana White appeared on ‘The Herd’ with Colin Cowherd on Wednesday evening announcing that Ronda Rousey would finally make her return to the Octagon on December 30th at UFC 207. However, during the very same appearance, White also stated that McGregor did not want to ever fight in Las Vegas again as a result of the heavy punishment he was handed by the NSAC.
‘Conor McGregor hit me yesterday and said ‘I don’t ever want to fight in Nevada again. Ever.’
Having thrown some bottles and cans during a press conference with Nate Diaz, McGregor was fined a whopping $150,000 and sentenced to 50 hours of community service. A punishment that the UFC President felt did not fit the crime.
Speaking to TMZ, White said that the fine handed down to McGregor was ludicrous and that, in the overall scheme of things, the state of Nevada needs Conor McGregor a lot more than he needs the state.
The guy threw a water bottle and got fined a hundred and fifty thousand dollars… That guy could fight on an island off the coast of Peru and sell tickets.
Las Vegas needs him, he doesn’t need Las Vegas.
Check out White’s comments in full in the clip below.