Conor McGregor’s spite-filled post-fight interview with Joe Rogan at UFC 264 mustn't have been allowed to occur, in accordance with the Irishman’s good friend and coaching accomplice Artem Lobov, who described it as a “mad scenario.” </p><div><p>Propped up in opposition to the cage and receiving medical remedy after snapping his decrease left leg, McGregor vented at rival Dustin Poirier after the American was declared the winner of the pair’s trilogy bout by way of physician’s stoppage TKO.
McGregor’s invective-laden rant into the microphone held by UFC pundit Rogan included insults directed at Poirier’s spouse Jolie, whom ‘The Infamous’ tauntingly invited to his afterparty.
Poirier labeled McGregor a “dirtbag” in his post-fight feedback, whereas his spouse gave the crushed former two-weight champion the center finger from the centre of the octagon.
McGregor’s Russian-born pal Lobov – a fan favourite from his personal UFC days – advised the interview ought to by no means have occurred.
“It was a mad scenario,” Lobov instructed MMA Preventing, making a distinction with the scenes when fighters comparable to Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman suffered comparable grotesque leg breaks within the octagon.
“I imply, have a look at the best way Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman have been after his damage occurred… [McGregor] was nonetheless sitting up and I do assume interviews shouldn’t even occur in that situation. I’m stunned that it did occur. It shouldn’t have occurred, however it’s what it’s in a means.”
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Lobov mentioned he was upset to see McGregor undergo such a hideous finish to his night time when he fractured his tibia and fibula on the finish of the primary spherical on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.
“No person desires to see that sort of stuff occur to an in depth good friend,” mentioned Lobov, who has solid a profession in bare-knuckle boxing since his departure from the UFC.
“I’ll be trustworthy with you, I hate taking a look at them even when it’s any individual that I don’t know. When it occurred to Chris Weidman and among the kickboxers I’ve seen, it’s horrible.
“I simply try to change the channel and might’t have a look at it, it’s simply horrible. As a result of I perceive I’ve to go in there sooner or later as properly and this might occur to me additionally.
“For these causes, I don’t actually like taking a look at it and that was all multiplied a thousand instances if you see it occur to an in depth good friend of yours.”
McGregor underwent profitable surgical procedure the day after the damage and is ready to be on the sidelines till 2022. The Irish-based Lobov mentioned folks ought to be extra respectful when fighters expertise ugly accidents in the midst of their craft.
“It was very unlucky, however what are you able to do, that is the combat recreation, that is as actual because it will get and perhaps that reveals the world that look, this isn’t only a recreation. This isn’t enjoying. That is folks’s well being and lives at stake right here, so perhaps have a bit of extra respect for the fighters,” mentioned ‘The Russian Hammer’.
Regardless of the setback for McGregor’s hopes of recapturing his former glories, Lobov nonetheless backed his good friend to bounce again.
“It’s going to be a gradual course of, however I bear in mind when Conor got here again from his ACL damage, he’s completed that twice, he did it higher than anybody earlier than him. I’ve little question it’s going to be the identical end result this time,” Lobov mentioned.
Lobov himself is making ready for a return to motion this weekend when he meets Ukrainian Olympic silver medalist boxer Denys Berinchyk in a bare-knuckle contest in Kiev.
McGregor, in the meantime, has betrayed little signal of his damage dampening his spirits. Earlier this week, the 33-year-old megastar proudly introduced that his $3.5 million custom-made Lamborghini yacht was prepared to be used.
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On Thursday, McGregor posted poolside photographs of himself on social media on sipping drinks within the sunshine and along with his leg in a big solid.
“I wipe my wealthy ass together with your emotions about my work. I really feel nothing for you bums. Nada!” McGregor had written beforehand.