More and more current fighters on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster seem to be siding with Conor McGregor for the stance he took with his employer for refusing to drop everything and travel across the globe for a 30-minute press conference.
It’s a bold move that ultimately cost him his headlining spot against Nate Diaz at UFC 200 on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Now, one UFC veteran is chiming in and also sympathizing with “Notorious,” as Don Frye recently told Submission Radio that Conor — just like every other fighter — is paid to throw down and not to promote a fight which ultimately takes time away from training.
“I think he’s right. He’s spot on. I mean that takes so much goddamn time away from you. You’re hired to be a fighter not to be an interview, you know, or interviewee. You’ve got things to do. When you’re training for a fight it’s a 24/7 job, and if they got you doing more interviews and promoting than they do fighting, well then you’re not going to last long. You’re not going to have a long career. How do I say this without being rude? I guess I can’t, so I’ll piss on it. You know, Dana likes everything his way and if he doesn’t get his way he throws a fit, and that’s what’s happening. You know, and Conor’s spot on, man. You can’t spend more time doing interviews than training. This is a dangerous sport, okay? And the thing is, it went from a fight to a sport to a TV show. And it’s still a dangerous thing. And so you gotta prepare yourself for it, because shit, just training — if you’re in one of those fights and you’re not hurt, ….View full article
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