Firas Zahabi just cannot recognize how followers proceed to assist Conor McGregor after all his antics.
The Tristar Health club head mentor was appalled at McGregor’s pre- and submit-battle antics at UFC 264, exactly where he shed to Dustin Poirier by TKO because of to a damaged left tibia and fibula.
McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) utilized a rather aggressive approach to make up the combat and dragged Poirier’s wife into his trash speak. Next the regrettable ending to the struggle, McGregor ramped up the threats and continued to concentrate on Poirier and his household.
“I was genuinely grossed out,” Zahabi said on the Tristar Gym YouTube channel. “I do not know how you guys can be lovers of this gentleman. I regard him as a fighter. I regard his techniques – I simply cannot deny that. But the way he behaved at the push conference was just terrible.”
Zahabi thinks McGregor is surrounded by sure adult men who are concerned to tame McGregor when he spirals out of regulate. He thinks his actions were distasteful and he shouldn’t be having preferential therapy just due to the fact he’s a massive star.
“If Conor McGregor has just one real mate in this world … possibly he’s just surrounded by individuals who just want his status and revenue and they just want what they can get from him,” Zahabi claimed. “But if he has a one legitimate mate in this environment, that genuine pal is going to take him at the rear of closed doorways and notify him, ‘Look, the way you’re behaving – it is stupid. You’re generating yourself look bad. You are uncomfortable us, your spouse and children, your buddies.’ It is just a humiliating way for a genuine martial artist, a warrior to behave.
“He’s going immediately after young children now. Now, if that was any individual else, if that was a guy on a prelim card, we would all be like, ‘Kick this guy off the roster. Kick this male out of the UFC. No, no, no.’ But since it is Conor McGregor, you just can’t say that. It’s Conor McGregor – he’s the poster boy. He’s the a person who sells all the tickets. No – there is no pass for that.”
McGregor is angling for a fourth combat with Poirier (28-6 MMA, 21-6 UFC), but Zahabi doesn’t see a cause why they should run it again again. He commends “The Diamond” for the way he restrained himself and thinks he’s previously confirmed he’s the superior fighter.
“McGregor is so down,” Zahabi stated. “He’s so indignant and jealous of Poirier. He will say and do everything to try and insult Poirier, try out to consider absent this instant off Poirier. Hear, Poirier has beaten you. He’s a much better fighter than you. He will be remembered as a much better fighter than you.
“Whatever beef you have there, you simply cannot just take it and begin threatening to kill each other and then get started threatening every single other’s young children, team customers and whatnot. That’s just animal actions. Then to say what he stated about Poirier’s wife – it’s disgusting.”
Zahabi also thinks that McGregor has an incapacity to accept losses, which will only stifle his advancement as a fighter. McGregor claimed he entered the combat with stress fractures in his leg and supplied picture proof of his leg wrapped up during apply classes in his education camp.
“I think McGregor suffers from narcissism – intensely, seriously narcissistic,” Zahabi stated. “And unfortunately for him, he can’t see that he’s at fault. That is why he requires a real good friend or household member to phase in and form of sober him up a minimal bit due to the fact truthfully, all he did was embarrass himself. You are going to never see a fighter behave like this.
“He’s the only male that even if he loses, he can’t get it. He can’t look in the mirror and say, ‘You know what? That was not my struggle. It did not go my way. I lost. Here’s what I have to do to enhance. This is how I far better myself.’ No, no, no – in his brain, ‘It was a freak accident. There was no check. You ended up heading to get a beating in the 2nd round.’ It’s just nonsense. Pure nonsense. Not only has his skills as a fighter dipped, but also his character.”