"When I found out about that, I reached out to him, and he had already written an apology, He's a young kid that made a real dumb tweet," White said of McGregor. "He apologized. I had talked to Miesha [Tate] and Ronda [Rousey], both of them were like, ‘Yeah, whatever. Not a big deal.' He likes both of them, respects them. These guys try to be fucking funny on Twitter. The crazy part is, he's been trying to hit Ronda [Rousey] up, he wants to go train with Ronda. And then you're gonna send a tweet like that with somebody you want to hang out with and train with, it just makes no sense. I don't expect people to be fucking rocket scientists here. We're not gonna go out and find a cure for cancer or anything, all I ask for is a little common sense. Just a little tiny bit of fucking common sense."
The UFC doesn't appear to have any plans to fine McGregor for the tweet, even though the UFC has a code of conduct it wants all its athletes to follow.
"This whole situation really started frankly when we took a look at the sports landscape and looked at what all the other major sports leagues were doing like the NFL, Major League Baseball, NHL, et cetera," UFC executive Lawrence Epstein said of the UFC's code of conduct. "We also took a look at what some of the associations are doing. I think as many of you know, UFC's relationship with athletes is an independent contractor relationship. It's not like the relationship in the NFL where they're actually employees of the team. We looked at some of those organizations that had similar legal models and what we discovered was those organizations had an individual who was responsible for what they call athlete development and what we're calling athlete development also. The role of that person was first and foremost to be a mentor, to try and provide experience to hopefully keep guys out of trouble and stop guys from making mistakes that could affect both their career and could tarnish the image of mixed martial arts and the UFC."
It probably helps McGregor's case that Rousey and Tate weren't all that upset by his tweet.
Props to Rousey and Tate for being strong women who don't get too upset over a harmless Twitter joke.