MMA Analyst: Conor McGregor Is "An Egomaniac That Thinks Laws Don't Apply To Him"

"This is by far and away the craziest day I’ve ever seen," Michael Stets said

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April 06, 2018 - 9:37 am

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Conor McGregor has been charged for three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony criminal mischief, the after turning violent at a UFC press conference in New York City on Thursday. McGregor, 29, threw a guard rail at a bus, smashing a window and injuring multiple people in the process. 

“I’ve been covering this sport a long time, and this is by far and away the craziest day I’ve ever seen,” Sirius XM Rush host Michael Stets said on Ferrall on the Bench. “It’s unfathomable how something like this could occur.”

Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg both required medical attention, with Chiesa suffering multiple cuts to the face and Borg sustaining an eye injury caused by broken glass. Neither fighter will be able to perform at UFC 223 on Saturday, as the card has been reduced from 13 fights to 10.

“He’s taking money out of fighters’ pockets,” Stets said. “They’re not all millionaires like Conor McGregor. Now, will the UFC compensate them? You’d like to hope so for those fighters’ sakes. His teammate, Artem Lobov, was running around like a thug with him. He gets pulled off the card for obvious reasons. There’s just such a fall-out from what’s happened with the fights going off the card, people being injured. The thing that’s crazy to me is (McGregor's) complete lack of caring about anyone around him in a situation like this. Thank God nobody got seriously injured here. Throwing metal dollies into a bus, someone could have got cut open, slashed really bad. It’s just crazy – and over what? Over words with another fighter? It’s crazy.”

Scott Ferrall believes UFC needs to part ways with McGregor.

“I don’t see them getting rid of him,” Stets said. “He makes too much money for the promotion. If they didn’t get rid of Jon Jones back in 2015 when he had a hit-and-run on a pregnant lady that he injured, how are they going to get rid of Conor McGregor for this?”

That’s a fair point, but why does UFC care so much about fighters using drugs yet care so little about them committing felonies?

“I 100 percent agree with you,” Stets said. “This is a pattern with McGregor that’s been coming along here. You mentioned the water-bottle incident from August 2016 with (Nate) Diaz before UFC 202. He’s just an egomaniac that thinks laws don’t apply to him.”