Firas Zahabi can’t perceive how followers proceed to help Conor McGregor in spite of everything his antics.
The Tristar Fitness center head coach was appalled at McGregor’s pre- and post-fight antics at UFC 264, the place he misplaced to Dustin Poirier by TKO resulting from a broken left tibia and fibula.
McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) used a slightly aggressive strategy to construct up the combat and dragged Poirier’s spouse into his trash speak. Following the unlucky ending to the combat, McGregor ramped up the threats and continued to focus on Poirier and his household.
“I used to be actually grossed out,” Zahabi mentioned on the Tristar Gym YouTube channel. “I don’t understand how you guys will be followers of this man. I respect him as a fighter. I respect his abilities – I can’t deny that. However the best way he behaved on the press convention was simply horrible.”
Zahabi thinks McGregor is surrounded by sure males who’re afraid to tame McGregor when he spirals uncontrolled. He thinks his actions had been distasteful and he shouldn’t be getting preferential therapy simply because he’s an enormous star.
“If Conor McGregor has one true good friend on this world … perhaps he’s simply surrounded by individuals who simply need his status and cash and so they simply need what they’ll get from him,” Zahabi mentioned. “But when he has a single true good friend on this world, that true good friend goes to take him behind closed doorways and inform him, ‘Look, the best way you’re behaving – it’s silly. You’re making your self look dangerous. You’re embarrassing us, your loved ones, your mates.’ It’s only a humiliating manner for a real martial artist, a warrior to behave.
“He’s going after youngsters now. Now, if that was anyone else, if that was a man on a prelim card, we’d all be like, ‘Kick this man off the roster. Kick this man out of the UFC. No, no, no.’ However as a result of it’s Conor McGregor, you possibly can’t say that. It’s Conor McGregor – he’s the poster boy. He’s the one who sells all of the tickets. No – there’s no go for that.”
McGregor is angling for a fourth fight with Poirier (28-6 MMA, 21-6 UFC), however Zahabi doesn’t see a cause why they need to run it again once more. He commends “The Diamond” for the best way he restrained himself and thinks he’s already confirmed he’s the superior fighter.
“McGregor is so down,” Zahabi mentioned. “He’s so indignant and jealous of Poirier. He’ll say and do something to try to insult Poirier, attempt to remove this second off Poirier. Pay attention, Poirier has crushed you. He’s a greater fighter than you. He can be remembered as a greater fighter than you.
“No matter beef you could have there, you possibly can’t take it and begin threatening to kill one another after which begin threatening one another’s kids, crew members and whatnot. That’s simply animal conduct. Then to say what he mentioned about Poirier’s spouse – it’s disgusting.”
Zahabi additionally thinks that McGregor has an incapacity to just accept losses, which can solely stifle his development as a fighter. McGregor claimed he entered the fight with stress fractures in his leg and offered photo evidence of his leg wrapped up throughout observe periods in his coaching camp.
“I believe McGregor suffers from narcissism – closely, closely narcissistic,” Zahabi mentioned. “And sadly for him, he can’t see that he’s at fault. That’s why he wants a real good friend or member of the family to step in and type of sober him up slightly bit as a result of actually, all he did was embarrass himself. You’ll by no means see a fighter behave like this.
“He’s the one man that even when he loses, he can’t take it. He can’t look within the mirror and say, ‘You recognize what? That wasn’t my combat. It didn’t go my manner. I misplaced. Right here’s what I’ve to do to enhance. That is how I higher myself.’ No, no, no – in his thoughts, ‘It was a freak accident. There was no test. You had been going to get a beating within the second spherical.’ It’s simply nonsense. Pure nonsense. Not solely has his abilities as a fighter dipped, but in addition his character.”