UFC superstar Conor McGregor has slammed color commentator Joe Rogan for working on the mic at one of his fights.
Former two-division champion McGregor has been on the sidelines since his last match against former interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021. McGregor deserved a good first round before suffering a horrific broken leg injury that fractured his tibia/fibula. He required surgery and was scheduled to sit out while he recovered.
On Wednesday, November 23, “The Notorious” ranted about his fight with former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018 at UFC 229. Nurmagomedov dominated McGregor throughout the competition and sent him into the fourth round with a submission .
During the fight, McGregor landed an illegal knee on the head of Khabib, who was in a dominant side position above him.
McGregor began his diatribe by praising the illegal strike.
“I call this knee kick ‘the springbok.’ Do you remember Reebok?” McGregor wrote. “Yes, that’s a springbok. Have you ever seen a springbok jump? We’re just gonna look at that knee springbok in that eye sock hahahaja I’m the goat of invisible shots. That is without question. God bless the dead.”
‘The Notorious’ shared a clip of the illegal knee he landed in his fight with Khabib. Rogan, who was commentator on the best-selling pay-per-view in mixed martial arts history, favored the undefeated Dagestani in his analysis.
“He’s going to be smashed,” Rogan said in the Video. “That was an illegal knee on the floor by Conor, a knee on the head of a downed opponent.”
McGregor took issue with Rogan’s comments and slammed the popular podcast host for an apparent bias in the comments. While referencing his TKO win over Donald Cerrone, McGregor issued a fire answer to dismiss Rogan’s comments.
“It’s broken, buddy. @Joerogan. have you ever seen me like this Never.”
A final followed audio message Pointing at Rogan, captioned: “@joerogan right twelve blow off the jaw you stay on that other gick boondock head.”
“That was an illegal knee on the head of an opponent who was down,” McGregor said. “Shut up Joe. you little fool What are you talking about, smash this and smash that? What got shattered was my knee in his damn eye socket. ‘That’s kneeling for a downed opponent, call the police. Damn tick you.”
The Irish icon recently wrapped up his Hollywood debut in the upcoming reboot of the 1989 cult classic ‘Road House’ opposite A-list actor Jake Gyllenhaal. He appears to be recovering well and looks more jacked than ever, suggesting a return to his traditional lightweight classes is out of the question.
UFC President Dana White confirmed McGregor must remain in the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug testing pool for at least six months before he can enter the octagon.
McGregor teased his return to action Twitter, writing, “I’m ready for tests in February. I’ll do my two USADA tests and we’ll book a fight.”