It’s not surprising, given Conor McGregor’s charisma, wealth and fame, that his thuggish, dangerous and perhaps criminal behavior of April 5 is being justified and even defended in some quarters.
“If you even slightly knew @TheNotoriousMMA (McGregor’s Twitter handle) life story you would quickly understand the man takes no crap from anyone. I respect CM a lot,” one fan tweeted.
“… Without (McGregor) the UFC would not exist,” tweeted another. “(UFC President) Dana White should respect him much more and thank him for what Conor has given to the sport.”
Enter White himself, who initially called McGregor’s behavior – smashing a bus window with a dolly, injuring fighters Michael Chiesa and Albuquerque’s Ray Borg – “criminal” and “disgusting.” Chiesa suffered facial cuts, Borg took glass fragments in his left eye, and both were ruled unable to fight last Saturday on UFC 223.
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