Though UFC President Dana White remains silent about it, a minority owner of the esteemed promotion says the company is concerned about Conor McGregor getting ‘publicly humiliated.’
American action star Sylvester Stallone took his support for combat sports to the next level after investing in the UFC following its $4 billion sale to the Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG.
In the past months, McGregor has been involved in various controversies inside and outside the Octagon that’s putting his name more under ‘humiliation’ than recognition; earning the ‘Rocky’ star’s concern.
Recently, the former two-division champion let
According to the Miami Beach Police affidavit, an English fan approached McGregor and tried to take a photo of him with his phone when the incident happened.
MBPD has arrested and charged Conor McGregor, DOB: 7/14/88, with Strong Arm Robbery and Criminal Mischief, both felonies. Please see arrest report and booking photo below. No additional information will be provided. pic.twitter.com/9HdkRWPnd8
— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) March 12, 2019
The most famous star of the UFC is still on the sidelines to complete his six-month fighting fan for his role in the ugly post-fight fracas that happened after he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October.
In terms of his Miami felonies, ‘The Notorious’ was able to walk out of jail after posting a $12,500-bail on the same night of the arrest.
McGregor’s lawyer then revealed that the 22-year-old victim filed a lawsuit seeking more than $15,000; accusing the former champ-champ of battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
No Plan B
The 72-year-old Hollywood star now has a few words for Conor to keep himself away from trouble and prevent dragging the name of the UFC in every one of them.
Speaking as McGregor, Stallone said via Business Insider: “Okay, I’ve gone through a very rough time. I’ve been somewhat publicly humiliated. I’m at a crossroad in my life … I have to overcome an incredible opponent who seems invulnerable.”
“This is a crossroad in his life. If he can’t overcome his fear and beat this man, I think it’ll plague him for the rest of his life,” he added.
The Golden Globes award winner also commented on the former champ-champ’s loss to Khabib for the lightweight title because he got “resentful, prideful, and arrogant.”
“He put his hands down… he walked right up to that gentleman, and he just got smashed in the face when he could have been defensive. There was no Plan B. Not even a Plan A minus.”
“I wanna see a guy that leaves everything on the table,” he added referring to his desire to McGregor’s rematch with Khabib.
“Keep smiling. You can’t critique a smile,” Stallone told the Irish fighter.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Conor McGregor and Instagram/Sylvester Stallone