While most people were critical of Conor McGregor’s actions after losing to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, Ronda Rousey was apparently “amazed” with how he handled things. The former face of women’s MMA praised McGregor and how he was supposedly “promoting” a fourth match up despite the gruesome leg injury.
“I’m amazed that as soon as you hit the ground you were already promoting the next fight @TheNotoriousMMA - I def wouldn’t have had the mind to do that,” Rousey wrote. “The other fighters, @ufc and media are lucky to have you.”
I’m amazed that as soon as you hit the ground you were already promoting the next fight @TheNotoriousMMA - I def wouldn’t have had the mind to do that. The other fighters, @ufc and media are lucky to have you.— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) July 11, 2021
McGregor also responded to thank Rousey.
Thank you for the message Ronda!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 12, 2021
I appreciate it greatly ❤️ https://t.co/850LvnJFPn
McGregor’s post-fight interview had him claiming he was winning the fight and outboxing Poirier, despite stats showing otherwise and two judges giving Poirier a 10-8 score. Perhaps more noteworthy, an irate McGregor again involved Poirier’s wife in his obscene and classless rant. This was a follow up to his various crass comments and posts about how Dustin’s wife “wants to see the hair around my d—k and balls.”
Does Rousey think that’s all just an act to promote a future fourth fight? That wouldn’t exactly explain the new cageside footage showing McGregor repeatedly saying he’d kill Poirier “in your sleep” while the official microphones and cameras weren’t on him. Or perhaps Rousey just thinks this is all acceptable?