Dana White Claims That Both McGregor And Diaz Will Probably Be Brought Up On Charges Over Their Press Conference Blowout
Up until a few days ago, the leadup to UFC 202 was slow moving. Thankfully, things have been ramped to level 1,000. You have Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz throwing water bottles at each other during their press conference. Then we had McGregor peppering a live ESPN interview with a enough ‘fucks’ to warrants an R-rating. And then, of course, Mcgregor capped it all off by calling out Diaz and telling all his fans to fuck off. Choo choo, bitches. This train is full speed ahead.
Welp, surprise, but it seems as if Big Brother is trying to pull the brakes on said train. Specifically in the form of Dana White admitting that there will be more than likely be some consequences for McGregor and Diaz due to their water bottle throwing incident.
Via Fox Sports:
“The word is in this thing somebody was injured so there’s going to be a lawsuit. Who knows how it’s all going to play out. Somebody’s filing a lawsuit. The wheels are already in motion on it.
They’re both getting punished. What everybody’s got to understand is we’re overseen by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. I guarantee both of these guys are gonna get massive fines and there’s probably going to be a hearing after the fight.
There could be suspensions, community service, it’s gonna be ugly.”
White went on to respond to accusations that the fight was staged.
“It was 100-percent real. If you’re going to come up with something staged, throwing cans and bottles on a stage is probably one of the dumbest things you could come up with.
It’s going to cost them both a lot of money, a lot of headache and hassle. They’re both in big trouble.”
Way to rain on my fucking parade, Dana. Here I was, getting all amped that these two wanted to rip each other’s faces off so badly they couldn’t even wait to get in the ring. But nope, Dana “Fun Police” White is here to remind you that professional athletes are still people who have to obey the law. Resounding boo. If two killing machines want to attack each other in broad daylight, let them. Don’t hinder their ability to perform for us as a nation by forcing them to jump through the flaming hoops of morality that is the American Justice System.
P.S. – Anyone else notice how Dana White leapt onto this high horse about how wrong their actions were and yet still managed to keep them both out of trouble until after the fight? Hmmmm.