Conor’s Not Sorry, Says Attacking Khabib “Had To Be Done”

Thursday afternoon the UFC was put in the spotlight in a major way, after Conor McGregor rushed the UFC 223 media day with a large group of men to retaliate against Khabib Nurmagomedov. (Replay Above)

Khabib started the feud when he cornered McGregor teammate Artem Lobov while he was alone, and the video went viral. (Replay HERE)

In a new interview with UFC president Dana White, he recounts his discussion with Conor McGregor after the incident, and offered up Conor’s reaction.

Check it out:

“Conor and I talked through text yesterday. Obviously the worst conversation we’ve ever had. But we talked yesterday before he turned himself in.”

“It’s not that I don’t think he understood what happened. It’s just that he justified it. It was justified to him. ‘I’m sorry about Mike. I’m sorry about Rose, and whoever else, but this had to be done.’

“They feel like these guys attacked his friend and this needs to be done.”

“This is way bigger than ‘are you going to fire the guy?’ This is criminal. Fighters, one of our staff, one of our security guys was punched repeatedly by guys. We have the whole footage. We have footage from cameras that are shooting UFC Embedded, cameras inside and outside (the bus), and the arena. We have everything.”

Here’s the full interview from Dana White: