Dana White talked to TMZ Sports about the big press conference chaos that broke out with Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor. The following are highlights of the interview:
On what happened at the UFC 202 press conference “Well Nate Diaz got up to leave the press conference and before he left, he whipped a water bottle at Conor McGregor so Conor McGregor went crazy and started throwing water bottles and Monster cans and, yeah, it got bad”
On possible ramifications: “They’re both getting punished, I mean…What everybody’s gotta 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 gonna be a hearing, too, after the fight. Could be suspensions, community service – it’s gonna be ugly. The word is is that in this thing somebody was injured so, there’s gonna be a lawsuit and who knows how it’s gonna play out… Somebody’s filling a lawsuit it’s already all the wheels in motion on it.”
On legitimacy: “It was 100% real. I mean, if your gonna come up with something staged, throwing cans and bottles in a public place is probably one of the dumbest things you could come up with… It’s gonna cost ’em both a lot of money, a lot of headache and hassle and, you know, they’re both in big trouble.