Former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit reacted to the UFC 202 press conference kerfuffle, calling it “childish” and saying that a fist fight would have been “a bit more classy.”
So if you haven’t heard, there was a bit of a dust-up at the UFC 202 press conference this week. Conor McGregor showed up late, Nate Diaz walked out, and then they started throwing water bottles and energy drinks at each other across a crowded room.
In the aftermath, both Diaz and McGregor are facing fines and, as is always the case when something newsworthy happens, fighters are weighing in on the incident. Among these fighters was former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. Condit is no stranger to the antics of the Diaz brothers, having fought Nick for the interim belt back in 2012, and when asked about the incident while talking with Steve Cofield and RJ Clifford on their radio show SiriusXM Rush Fight Club, Condit had this to say:
“Honestly man, it wasn’t a good look. I thought it was childish. I think a fist fight would’ve been better than throwing a bunch of water bottles at each other. I think that would be a bit more classy in my opinion… I think that for years we’ve been trying to change public perception of the sport and I don’t think this incident did much to help that.”
For years the sport of MMA was an outsider sport trying desperately to shed the “human cockfighting” label unceremoniously bestowed upon it; and though MMA is now truly main stream, lingering concerns over the perception remain among the community.
Condit goes on to say that the antics aren’t just bad for the community, they’re bad for Conor McGregor, who appeared very emotional after the brouhaha, ….View full article
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