“Give a little bit of pause” – Chael Sonnen speaks about Conor McGregor facing hatred after UFC 264


Former UFC star and longtime MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has spoken concerning the hatred and condemnation that Conor McGregor has been dealing with after UFC 264.

In accordance with Sonnen, McGregor went by drastic adjustments contained in the octagon at UFC 264 and one mustn’t want bodily hurt on him just because he mentioned a number of issues that damage somebody.

Nevertheless, ‘The American Gangster’ added that Conor McGregor shouldn’t have spoken about Dustin Poirier’s spouse.

In an episode of Past the Struggle on his YouTube channel, Chael Sonnen opened up on Conor McGregor’s leg damage and the following confrontation between the Irishman and the Poiriers (Dustin and his spouse Jolie Poirier) at UFC 264.

Sonnen acknowledged:

“Generally, I do surprise if folks have been by no means taught this. My mom taught us very early – Sticks and stones might break my bones, however phrases won’t ever damage me. It’s a kind of issues the place you desire a man to be injured. You desire a man to be damage as a result of he mentioned one thing in a imply tone that damage your (emotions). I don’t find out about that. Joe Rogan was not fallacious, however I’d ask that you just additionally give a bit little bit of pause to the hatred in direction of Conor McGregor.”

“Issues have modified very drastically for him, no less than on this aspect of issues. And I hear folks taking pictures at Conor McGregor on a regular basis, or they pull him down, or they deal with him unfairly. There’s some degree of scumbag to Conor. After which they are going to at all times justify it by going, ‘Effectively, he’s actually wealthy’. I don’t actually have any concept what that; you suppose he doesn’t have emotions? You don’t suppose that he has the correct to care about his profession?”

“I don’t know what a part of that as a result of he’s actually wealthy that it takes the human ingredient out of it. I’ve by no means understood that. I wouldn’t let you know that you just needed to be tremendous good to a poor man. I imply, persons are folks. Be civil. You, be civil. And I feel, on this case, in the event you wished to be truthful, you like to evaluate folks for his or her actions. However you wanna be judged to your intent. All of us do this as folks, proper? It’s a part of the human situation. I’d simply encourage that you just give pause, you present some grace. A man is damage. ‘He crossed the road’, Give him a cross.” (*Video courtesy: Chael Sonnen; H/T Sportskeeda for the transcription)

Chael Sonnen emphasised that UFC commentator Joe Rogan mustn’t be blamed for conducting an interview with Conor McGregor after the MMA star suffered a horrific leg damage.

Sonnen added that Rogan acquired McGregor’s permission for the interview and solely proceeded as a result of the 33-year-old wished to talk.

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier might conflict as soon as once more contained in the octagon in early 2022

Joe Rogan (left); Conor McGregor (center) and Dustin Poirier (right)
Joe Rogan (left); Conor McGregor (heart) and Dustin Poirier (proper)

Conor McGregor suffered a lower-leg damage in direction of the top of spherical one in opposition to Dustin Poirier and was subsequently unable to proceed the struggle.

The struggle was referred to as off between rounds one and two. Dustin Poirier was awarded a first-round TKO (physician stoppage) win.

Poirier is now anticipated to struggle UFC light-weight champion Charles Oliveira for the title later this 12 months.

The consensus within the fight sports activities world is that Conor McGregor’s subsequent struggle shall be a fourth struggle in opposition to Poirier in early 2022.

Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh


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