UFC President Dana White Reacts To Video Of Conor McGregor Punching Elderly Man In The Face ‘It’s Pretty Bad’

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Early this morning a video of MMA superstar Conor McGregor punching an elderly man at an Irish pub in April went viral on the Internet.

Apparently, Conor was pissed because the old guy refused to take a shot of Conor’s whiskey.

Via TMZ Sports

Conor McGregor uncorked a shot to the head of an elderly man in an Irish bar in a dispute over whiskey — Conor’s whiskey — and TMZ Sports got this video showing the violence.

The absurd attack went down at The Marble Arch Pub in Dublin on April 6. Conor walked in and lined up cups for bar patrons … looking to buy a round of his Proper Twelve for everyone. The problems started when the guy opted out. Conor placed a cup in front of him not once, but twice … and he still refused.

Unclear if words were exchanged between them, but after Conor downed a shot with the other drinkers, he unexpectedly threw his notorious left fist right in the face of the old man who rejected the booze.

UFC President Dana White appeared on the Jim Rome show this afternoon and talked about the incident.

That happened in April. I knew that happened, they just got the video. It’s pretty bad,” “Not allegedly, it’s pretty clear [it’s him]. So apparently this was in a pub in Ireland and it was an argument over whiskey. Conor has a whiskey now and it was an argument over the whiskey and Conor reaches out and hits him with a left hook.

“I don’t know the context of it. I don’t know the entire story but he punches a guy, an older man, in the face.”

“I knew that he had, had an altercation at a bar but I didn’t know with who or any of that, I didn’t know anything, I just knew it happened,”

Dana also went on TMZ Sports to give Conor some advice.

You’re talking about a pub in Ireland. Know how many guys get punched in the face every day in a pub in Ireland? Yeah, a lot.”
“But, this is a high-profile guy,” White says … “The bottom line is when you’re not a regular guy, you’re a high-profile guy, and you’re a professional fighter, you can’t do it. That you can’t do.”
“When you’re Conor McGregor, you can’t do it.”