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Dana White Defends Decision To Book Conor McGregor Despite Sexual Harassment Investigations

December 15, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
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UFC has faced a lot of criticism for booking Conor McGregor to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 despite the sexual assault allegations he is allegedly being investigated for, not to mention the recently settled criminal charges he got hit with after punching a man at a bar in Ireland.

Dana White, however, doesn’t seem to be phased and defended the decision to book McGregor in an interview with Yahoo Sports (h/t MMA Weekly).

“He hasn’t been charged with anything. You can’t accuse somebody and stop them from making a living when they haven’t even been charged of anything,” White said. “Conor McGregor has made a lot of bad decisions in the last several years. He’s paid for it. He walked into court and pleaded guilty for punching that guy in the face in Ireland. He paid for the phone, slapped the phone [out of the guy’s hand]. He attacked the bus and paid for that.

“So he’s obviously done some things. He’s been charged and whatever, paid and done everything that he’s supposed to do. These other things, first of all I don’t even know, is it even out? Has it said that he’s the guy that’s being accused?”

White did add, however, that if McGregor ends up being arrested and charged, it would be a different story.

“If he was being charged with something right now, it would be a different story,” White said. “The New York Times wrote those stories, but there’s no other stories out there about Conor McGregor.”

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