Bruce Buffer has something to say about Conor McGregor’s UFC 223 behavior, and the people who are condoning what he did.
Conor McGregor’s antics during UFC 223 media day on Thursday that left both Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg injured and out of their respective fights have been generally criticized. However, there are actually those who are condoning his actions.
UFC president Dana White, for one, changed his tune after supposedly having a dialogue with McGregor. From describing the incident as “criminal, disgusting, and despicable,” the outspoken White had greatly downplayed McGregor’s behavior since there are “a lot worse that goes on in other sports.”
Long-time Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer, however, is having none of it. During a run-in with TMZ Sports at the airport after the event, the “veteran voice of the Octagon” put all of McGregor’s apologists on the spotlight.
“I don’t care who they are, anybody who justifies that has a problem,” Buffer said. “I could say something else right now, and I want to say it, but I’m telling you, they have a problem. I’m being very polite.”
“I don’t understand how anybody can condone that kind of behavior. And if they do, then obviously will be willing to do that kind of behavior.”
Buffer also feels that what McGregor did may have tarnished the reputation of the entire sport, and everyone else involved with it.
“I’d never think anything like this would ever happen in my 22 plus years of being in the UFC and doing everything I can in my life to build this great brand and to support this fantastic sport for my own little niche that I do,” Buffer said. “It’s like you shat on all of us with that one move. That’s not what we’re about.”
McGregor turned himself in hours later, but was eventually released on Friday after posting a $50,000 bail. However, he still has a court date for charges of felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor assault which is set for June 14th.