Dana White on Conor McGregor: 'You Don't Get My Help' After UFC 223 Attack

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 6, 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 23:  UFC President Dana White attends a news conference for the bout between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on August 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather and McGregor will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

UFC President Dana White said he won't be coming to the aid of Conor McGregor after McGregor's outburst at the UFC 223 media day Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

According to MMAjunkie's Mike Bohn, White said Friday that McGregor won't "get my help on this one" and added the former lightweight champion will "probably be a convicted felon" when the situation is resolved.

ESPN reported New York police have charged McGregor with misdemeanor assault and felony criminal mischief.

During an interview on ESPN's Get Up, White called the story "embarrassing for the sport":

White also addressed the incident on FS1's First Things First. He said he had exchanged text messages with McGregor and that he had grown frustrated because McGregor attempted to justify his actions:

MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani reported McGregor had grown upset after Khabib Nurmagomedov "confronted Artem Lobov," who's a friend of McGregor's, at the fighters' hotel.

McGregor's eruption has wreaked havoc on the UFC 223 card.

Michael Chiesa confirmed the New York State Athletic Commission pulled him from his fight against Anthony Pettis after he suffered facial lacerations when McGregor and his group threw objects at Chiesa's bus. The UFC announced Ray Borg is unable to fight Brandon Moreno as well after he suffered "multiple corneal abrasions."

In addition to the updates on Chiesa and Borg, the UFC removed Lobov from the event for his role in the incident.

Related

    Iaquinta Quiets Lee in Rematch

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Iaquinta Quiets Lee in Rematch

    Alex Ballentine
    via Bleacher Report

    The Real Winners and Losers from UFC on Fox 31

    MMA logo
    MMA

    The Real Winners and Losers from UFC on Fox 31

    Nathan McCarter
    via Bleacher Report

    MMA's Top Breakout Stars of 2018

    MMA logo
    MMA

    MMA's Top Breakout Stars of 2018

    Scott Harris
    via Bleacher Report

    Staff Predictions for UFC on Fox 31

    MMA logo
    MMA

    Staff Predictions for UFC on Fox 31

    Nathan McCarter
    via Bleacher Report