Among them is current strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, who got caught in the crossfire since she was onboard on the ‘red corner fighters’ bus when Irishman and his entourage threw metal dolly at the window. That incident shook her up. Namajunas escaped injury and decided not to pull out of her rematch with former longtime titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk. UFC president Dana White played his role to calm things down before the biggest fight card.
Irishman reached out to Namjaunas to apologize for his actions at the UFC 223 media day, where he nearly injured her and caused her distress. Rose who’s still shocked from that nightmarish incident and believes Mcgregor’s Instagram apology was fake during the debut episode of “Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show” on ESPN on Monday.
“I did get an Instagram message from him, but I don’t really know if that was really him. To me, that doesn’t seem like the type of, it just didn’t seem like a sincere apology from an actual person. To me, I didn’t really, I guess, consider it a real apology.”
Namajunas went into details, what Irishman said in his apology, but thug Rose feels she needs a personal face-to-face interaction not a social media fake apology.
“It said, ‘I’m sorry for what happened,’ and then it was like, but then he immediately went on to like justifying what he did and stuff like that and the reasons why he did it,” Namajunas explained. “That to me was like, it really doesn’t matter. I don’t care what beef he’s got with who. That’s none of my business, I don’t need to know that information. Do you know what I mean? That doesn’t do anything for me.
“So there was an apology and I’m a pretty cool person and I always accept apologies, but to me, I’m like a personal person, I like face to face. That’s how I like to handle things. I feel like anything can be worked out, you just gotta talk through it as adults.”
Rose responded back to Mcgregor with simple Fuck You.
“Yeah, I said ‘f— that,’” Namajunas said. “I said call Pat [Barry]. I just put Pat’s phone number and said, ‘f— that’ to whatever your message is and call him.”
Namajunas said Mcgregor never called back, then her boyfriend Barry expressed his opinion that the apology didn’t come from the man himself.
That didn’t come from Conor,” Barry said. “That apology didn’t come from him.”
It’s almost over two months removed from the rampage, but Namajunas still weary and hesitated to leave the house. That incident making her paranoid but saying therapy is helping her.
“No, man. When we got back home, we stayed upstairs, locked in our room because we were just paranoid about how crazy the week was. It was really tough. I’m still trying not to leave the house too much or there will be times when I’m just like, ‘Yeah we should just go home,’ like I just have a weird feeling. I live in a very nice neighborhood, there’s nothing that really goes on around here.
“So, for me to be like sketch. … I’m still paranoid about everything. I have a therapist that I go see.”
Mcgregor is looking for Plea Deal on Assault Charge, as his next court hearing is on July 26.