Dana White Says UFC 223 Bus Attack Part Of UFC 229 Storyline


Former two division champion Conor McGregor and UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov are facing off for the gold in the main event of UFC 229.

McGregor and some associates attacked a bus full of UFC fighters in an attempt to get at Nurmagomedov before UFC 223. Footage from the bus attack has been shown in promos leading up to the event and UFC President Dana White says that its all part of the storyline.

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“Not tough at all,” White said at the UFC 229 press conference. “It’s part of the storyline. It is what it is. There’s been other situations where things have happened leading up to a fight and you play the story the way that the story played out.”

The Irishman did strike a plea deal with the state of New York for his action, but could still face civil lawsuits from others affected by the attack.

While McGregor would love to sound off more on the bus attack, some still to be resolved legal matters are forcing the fighter to stay mum on the topic.

“There are many things I can speak on about that incident, and about the lead-up and about my emotions and things like that. But, there are still many ongoing situations involved in it,” McGregor said at the press conference.

UFC 229 takes place on Saturday, October 6 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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