Chael Sonnen thinks Conor McGregor’s “drunk” behavior is a bad look.
Conor McGregor is currently in Las Vegas shooting for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. McGregor was chosen to be a coach on the series opposite Michael Chandler. The two men will face off later this year but first will compete by having their teams pitted against each other for six weeks.
While in “Sin City” McGregor has already found himself in a bit of trouble. He has made headlines several different times since filming began and now is once again the topic of conversation. McGregor posted a video of himself leaving the fighter house looking a bit inebriated.
Chael Sonnen thinks McGregor is setting a bad example with his recent behavior
Chael Sonnen was known as “The Bad Guy” during his fighting days but even this bad guy thinks McGregor is going too far. He spoke about the behavior of McGregor on the latest video on his YouTube channel.
“Drunk Conor McGregor at the TUF house, video slipped out. I’m trusting you guys saw it, he made it. He was leaving the TUF house, stumbling out drunk,” he said. “He said something, but I couldn’t make it out. Getting drunk appears to make Conor really weird. But what do you guys think about that? Does a drunk Conor McGregor stumbling around the TUF set interest you? I’ve never felt that they go hand in hand. Co-mingling sport with some kind of substance abuse, I just think is weird.”
Sonnen went on to question McGregor’s motives as a coach for this upcoming season. Sonnen himself was a TUF coach back in 2103. That season he coached against Jon Jones and had two of his fighters in the finale.
“If you’re gonna be drunk Conor, you shouldn’t be drunk Conor in a mentor position over at the TUF house. They don’t need to see you that way. It doesn’t matter who the guy is, if he’s coaching you, he’s not one of you,” he said. “What part of that do we see as mentorship? What part do we start to judge Conor and say, ‘Okay, you’re not taking this serious.’ Leadership 101 is not, ‘I come over, put the troops in a tough situation, then hit the door and go to a good one myself.”
Historically what happens in the TUF house is to stay private until the series airs on television. McGregor has already broken that rule several times. The newest season featuring Team McGregor vs. Team Chandler will be airing on ESPN beginning May. 30