On Monday, several people on social media said that the UFC lightweight champion laid his hands on a man in a bar in Crumlin. Things got even more sketchy when Irish media outlets released news of a “well-known Irish celebrity” assaulting a cartel associate.
Interestingly, McGregor took to social media on Tuesday with a cryptic post that was simply captioned, “The celebrity.”
Dana White met with the media on Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas and answered questions and of course, McGregor’s rumored incident was brought up to the UFC President.
“I don’t think it’s true, because if it were true, it would be big,” White said via Steven Marrocco and John Morgan for MMA Junkie. “Conor can walk down the street, and it’s big news now. If this was true, I would just have to believe it would be off-the-charts crazy.”
White said that he hasn’t reached out to Conor or his management in regards to the rumors.
“If it’s true, we’ll end up finding out,” said White. “I can’t chase all these things around. If it’s true, we’ll get it figured out and we’ll go from there.”
When asked about the rumored incident involving some potentially dangerous people, White said that if it’s true, it isn’t good but seems to think the issues could be resolved between both sides.
“Can’t be a good thing for Conor,” White said. “But I’m sure it can be worked out, too. Jake LaMotta’s brother beat the (expletive) out of a wise guy, too, and they figured it out.”
Do you think there is any truth to the rumors about Conor McGregor getting into a physical altercation with associates from the mob? Give us your thoughts in the comment section.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 11/28/2017.