Earlier this week, UFC Featherweight Conor McGregor raised some eyebrows with a sexually suggestive tweet aimed at women’s Bantamweights Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey. After the tweet caught a significant amount of backlash from fans and media, McGregor deleted it and posted an apology on Facebook.
At the scrum following the media day preceding Saturday’s UFC 166, Dana White addressed the issue. White was not only disappointed with McGregor individually, but had a larger point for the rest of the roster regarding use of social media (via The Flying Knee MMA):
I talked to both Miesha and Ronda, and both of them were like ‘whatever, not a big deal’. He apologized and before I knew he had even written the apology I said ‘he will apologize to you’ but he already had. He likes both of them and respects them.
These guys try to be f***ing funny on twitter – again, same thing. He was there [TUF Gym] yesterday and he’s like ‘ya, when I am sitting there tweeting, sometimes I don’t even think people are reading my tweets.’ – Ya, nobody is reading your tweets.
There is an ethics code and that’s definitely in the ethics code that you don’t tweet stuff like that about women or about your fellow fighters here in the UFC.
There is nothing wrong with overhyping yourself. Its saying or tweeting dumb s*** – things that are inappropriate. The crazy part is, he’s been trying to hit Ronda up – he wants to go train with Ronda. And then you are gonna send a tweet like with somebody you want to hang out with and train with. It just doesn’t make sense.
I don’t expect people to be f***ing rocket scientists over here – these guys aren’t going to go out and find the cure for cancer or anything. All I ask is for is a little common sense. Just a little tiny bit of f***ing common sense.
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