Robin Black has developed a theory saying Conor McGregor constantly behaves towards his nickname “The Notorious”. And he adds that he has been rewarded for his non-acceptable acts all the time!
Conor’s behavior has become the synonym for an extreme outrage. His famous UFC 223 bus attack forced many people stood by his defense or start trash-talking.
McGregor has been charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief for the fracas, and he has to appear in the hearing at June 14th. But there aren’t big chances that UFC is going to punish him. He will probably get a chance to fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC Lightweight Title in near future.
MMA analyst Robin Black describes the source of the problem. (via bloodyelbow.com)
“My theory based on bits of information that we have is that if your kid does something terrible that we know is bad, (and) you give him candy every time, they’re gonna (continue to) do bad sh-t,” Black told Joe Rogan in a recent episode of the JRE MMA Show podcast.
“Conor’s been rewarded; he gets richer, more famous, more influential, (been given) belts. He’s been given candy every time he’s done this, and it works.”
“There are parallels in the political system in America, and there are parallels all over the world that by acting out in these strange ways, it’s so bizarre and unsettling that we reward it.”
According to Robin Black, the UFC 223 bus incident could go completely another way, if The Notorious didn’t show up late. According to his UFC media obligations, he should have come on time.
“What is the one thing we know about Conor? He’s always late,” Black said. “He didn’t plan to get there when they were on a bus. He planned to get there when they were in a hall. He planned to get there when there’s a bunch of people around and security, and it’s easy to manage. A little pushing, little shoving, a couple of cameras, and all of a sudden, his $5 million payday is a $12 million payday in Russia, and everybody’s going crazy, ‘it’ll work, it’s brilliant.”
“But he’s late, he shows up there on the bus. Now, the cameras are out and what’s he gonna do? He’s gotta perform. He came there to perform, he came there to do a thing, he showed up, and now, it goes sideways.”
“That’s the most likely scenario, is that it was a ‘let’s do it, it will feel right for us as defending our friend, but also it will have an inherent value when the cameras come out and nobody will get hurt.”
It looks like Conor McGregor is really sorry for his acts. But maybe Robin Black is right, everything was allowed to Conor. He wrote an apology letter to Karolina Kowalkiewicz, who didn’t decide to press charges against him. But Michael Chiesa filled a police report, and Rose Namajunas won’t accept his apology. Ray Borg was also injured.
What do you think, is The Notorious acting now? Is Robin Black thinking properly? Should Conor be punished for what he did?