Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen lately uploaded a video to his YouTube channel the place he in contrast MMA star Conor McGregor’s rise and fall within the UFC to that of former ladies’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
‘The American Gangster’ stated that the Irishman stands on the identical crossroads the place ‘Rowdy’ stood within the latter levels of her profession.
In response to Sonnen, the success of each MMA stars has labored towards them.
“There’s athletes who turn out to be victims of their very own success. It is a actuality. I am going to carry Ronda [Rousey] into this, a reputation that you simply guys would know. Ronda bought so good and she or he bought so large, her contract bought so stunning when it comes to her fee and participation that she has to headline. You may not carry her in and put her as a co-main occasion. You’ll haven’t any cash left to pay your actual foremost occasion. You could not carry her in to be the second struggle on the principle card. You’d haven’t any funds left.
“Not solely was she combating in foremost occasions, she was combating world championship fights in foremost occasions. So, when she drops a pair…she was nonetheless one of many gals and this was one thing she wished to do. She would have been significant, she would have been aggressive…however she could not do it in foremost occasions towards world champions which is actually what her degree of success referred to as for.” Chael Sonnen stated.
‘The American Gangster’ stated Conor McGregor goes by way of the identical factor. He believes the Irishman won’t be able to compete with the world champions after seeing his final two performances towards Dustin Poirier.
Within the video, the 44-year-old additionally questioned whether or not McGregor may have sufficient motivation to compete on the highest degree of competitors within the UFC.
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Ronda Rousey praises Conor McGregor for the Irishman’s actions post-fight at UFC 264
Ronda Rousey took to Twitter to reward Conor McGregor for having an incredible presence of thoughts to advertise his subsequent struggle whereas he was affected by a damaged tibia, an harm which had price him the trilogy struggle towards Dustin Poirier.
Conor McGregor responded to ‘Rowdy’, thanking the previous ladies’s bantamweight champion for her sort phrases.