Dana White on Conor McGregor’s Use of Homophobic Slur: ‘It’s Definitely a Problem’
By: Tristen Critchfield Nov 3, 2017
McGregor wasn’t the first fighter in UFC history to be caught
using a homophobic slur, but he might be the most prominent.
The lightweight champion was captured on film using the term “f——t”
to describe Andre Fili
backstage at UFC Fight Night 118 following teammate Artem
Lobov’s loss to Fili in Gdansk, Poland, on Oct. 21.
Dana White recently addressed the issue in a brief interview with
TMZ Sports, and the UFC president says that he doesn’t condone
“We’ve had a problem with that lately,” White said. “It’s been more
than him. We’ve had a problem with that. It’s a thing that you have
to educate people on. I’ve had my history with it myself. It’s
definitely a problem, and something we need to focus on.”
McGregor isn’t the only one to have been caught using a homophobic
slur recently. During an altercation with Michael
Bisping the fighters’ hotel in New York City, Jorge
Masvidal appears to use the same derogatory term at the
conclusion of the incident. The video of the confrontation has
since been taken down.
apologized for his actions during an appearance on “The Late,
Late Show.” The Irishman also cited his efforts to support the LGBT
community when he previously campaigned to legalize gay marriage in
his home country.
“What else is he going to do?” White said. “If he apologized and
that’s not enough, what else can you do?” he asked. “You can donate
money… whatever. I don’t know.”