Former UFC Champion and Hall of Fame member Ronda Rousey had nothing but praise for Conor McGregor’s antics after breaking his leg during his fight with Dustin Poirier last Saturday night.
Just moments after McGregor collapsed on the canvas from the gruesome injury, he was yelling at officials making sure it was noted that the fight had been called off due to a doctor’s stop and no because he obviously couldn’t continue on a broken leg. McGregor then turned his attention to Poirier as he continued to utter death threats and slurs against the former interim lightweight champion as well as his wife Jolie Poirier.
While McGregor’s demeanor earned him some vitriol from Poirier after the fight, Rousey applauded the Irish superstar for already starting to build towards his return to action as he lay on the floor with a broken leg. .
“I’m amazed that as soon as you hit the ground you were already promoting the next fight, Conor McGregor,” Rousey wrote on Twitter. ” I [definitely] wouldn’t have had the mind to do that. The other fighters, the UFC, and the media are lucky to have you.
I am amazed that as soon as you hit the ground you were already promoting the next fight @TheNotoriousMMA – I certainly wouldn’t have thought of doing that. The other fighters, @ufc and the media are lucky to have you.
– Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) July 11, 2021
Although he received praise from Rousey for his antics, the death threats and post-fight name calling Poirier’s wife were not as well received by other fighters or even by the UFC president. , Dana White.
White, who has historically been inactive when it comes to controlling his fighters’ speech in the UFC, has in fact admitted that he’s not thrilled that McGregor is targeting Poirier’s family before and after their trilogy on Saturday. evening.
“Yeah, I don’t like it,” White said at the UFC 264 post-fight press conference. “Yeah, that’s not good. Leave people’s families and wives and things out of it. The family has nothing to do with it.
As for McGregor, he has already had surgery to repair the damage from the broken leg and in his post-fight statement he called Poirier’s victory over him “illegitimate” as he plans to take it back with. him as soon as he is healthy again.
As for Rousey’s comments, McGregor was obviously delighted and appreciative of the praise for his antics.
“Thanks for the message Ronda!” McGregor replied to Rousey on Twitter. ” I appreciate it very much. “