Conor McGregor now has an MMA legend supporting him.
Two-time UFC tournament winner Don Frye has made it known that he’s backing McGregor in the featherweight champion’s recent dispute with the UFC. In an interview with Submission Radio, Frye talked about McGregor’s dust up with Dana White and why he thinks the Irish superstar is in the right.
“I think he’s right. He’s spot on. That takes too much god damn time away from, you’re hired to be a fighter not to be an interview, interviewee. You’ve got things to do. When you’re training for a fight it’s a 24/7 job and if they’ve got you doing more interviews and promoting than they do fighting then you’re not gonna last long, you’re not gonna have a long career…It all depends on the time spent in the gym. That’s what Conor’s trying to tell them…[Diaz] is a really good fighter and then he comes in with phenomenal conditioning. Crimey how do you combat that when you’re flying around doing a bunch of interviews, more interviews than you do training. You’re just setting yourself up for an ass kicking.”
McGregor was set to main event UFC 200 in a rematch with Nate Diaz until his refusal to perform certain media obligations the UFC expected of him resulted in Dana White pulling McGregor from the card and postponing his fight with Diaz, possibly indefinitely. Many have speculated that the underlying cause of this drama runs much deeper than media obligations and is primarily about money, however Frye thinks there is another reason: clashing egos.
“How do I say this without being rude? I guess I can’t, so piss on it. Dana likes everything his way and if he doesn’t get his way he throws a fit and that’s what’s happening. Conor’s spot ….View full article
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