MMA commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan has slammed the UFC’s response to Conor McGregor’s recent conduct while Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach has predicted that the ‘Notorious’ will dodge the undefeated Russian in his comeback bout.
Speaking on his hugely popular podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience. the longtime MMA commentator stated that the UFC should be ashamed of their own response to Conor McGregor’s attack at the Barclays Centre.
Examining the events of the infamous evening in question, Rogan stated that, had it been any other fighter on the UFC’s roster, they would have had their contract cancelled and their career would be over.
“I wouldn’t say it was a booze move, it’s more of a coke move. Or it could just be part of his act. What if that dolly hit the part where Rose was sitting and cut Rose’s face up? Michael Chiesa, I’m sad that he got cut but Chiesa is a tough bastard, he will be fine. He is probably pissed off, will sue Conor and make a shit load of money suing him. But what if it hit Rose? The fucking world would hate him. What if Rose was blinded in one eye because of that? Ray Borg got cuts in his eyes, so it’s entirely possible. He got glass shards in, he’s got a scratched cornea.
Chiesa filed a complaint, which will lead to a lawsuit, I would imagine. If I was Conor, I would settle every fucking thing outside of a courtroom because if he loses and he gets a felony, he’s fucked. He probably won’t even be able to come into the country. Switch it around; imagine if Ray Borg threw that dolly and Conor was inside. He’d be gone, his career would be over. That’s one of the more fucked up things about this is that, you know, Conor is getting special treatment. He is, and that’s not good for anybody.”
Meanwhile, with MMA fans widely anticipating a giant comeback fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year, the Russian’s coach has boldly stated that the that the ‘logical step’ would be for the ‘Notorious’ to take on Nate Diaz in his UFC return.
Speaking to the Express, Javier Mendez stated that the trilogy bout will likely take place before the Russian can get his hands on the UFC’s biggest star.
“The next big one that’s going to happen before that, in my opinion, and I believe the logical step for Conor would be to fight Nate Diaz.”