Dana White Responds to Conor McGregor’s Sexual Tweet Towards Rousey and Tate
UFC President Dana White responded to Conor McGregor’s Tweet last week that had made headlines. The Tweet sexually referenced UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and title contender Miesha Tate. White said that all he wants from his fighters is common sense, “just a little tiny bit of fucking common sense.”
By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA
It didn’t take long for UFC featherweight fighter Conor McGregor to retract a Tweet that sexually referenced two female UFC fighters and apologize for his words. It did, however, take a while for anyone to get the UFC President Dana White’s thoughts on the matter.
In a media scrum Thursday, White finally did respond to McGregor’s tweet about Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.
“When I found out about that, I reached out to him, and he had already written an apology. He’s a young kid that made a real dumb tweet. He apologized. I had talked to Miesha and Ronda, both of them were like, ‘Yeah, whatever. Not a big deal.’ He likes both of them, respects them. These guys try to be fucking funny on Twitter. The crazy part is, he’s been trying to hit Ronda up, he wants to go train with Ronda. And then you’re gonna send a tweet like that with somebody you want to hang out with and train with, it just makes no sense. I don’t expect people to be fucking rocket scientists here. We’re not gonna go out and find a cure for cancer or anything, all I ask for is a little common sense. Just a little tiny bit of fucking common sense.”
Inappropriate use of social media has cost several UFC fighters in recent years, so much so that the UFC’s code of conduct looks to set preventative guidelines and reasonable fines and punishments for such behavior.
While Zuffa and the UFC may be looking for responsibility and positivity, all Dana White wants is a little thought before posting things to Twitter.