Dana White: Fighters Pulled from UFC 223 Due to Conor McGregor’s Rampage Will Be Paid
Several fighters who were forced off UFC 223 as a result of Conor McGregor’s tirade through the Barclays Center will still be paid by the promotion.
UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fighters who were pulled from the card will still receive compensation despite not performing on Saturday night.
“They’ll get paid,” White confirmed to ESPN on Friday. “Those guys are going to get paid and I’m sure they’re going to be seeing Conor McGregor in court, too. He came in and affected their careers, their livelihood, their time that was put into this. I think Conor’s got a long road ahead of him financially and personally.”
Michael Chiesa was pulled after he sustained several cuts on his face as result of a broken window during the incident while Ray Borg was also ruled ineligible to compete after getting glass in his eye during the melee.
Chiesa’s fight against Anthony Pettis and Borg’s bout against Brandon Moreno were both pulled from the event.
Meanwhile, Alex Caceres also missed out on the opportunity to compete after his opponent Artem Lobov was pulled from the card after he was involved as part of McGregor’s entourage that assaulted the bus on Thursday.
UFC 223 now moves forward with 10 total fights with the prelims kicking off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.