The voice of the Octagon and legendary announcer Bruce Buffer who got shocked after seeing the footage of the melee at the Barclays Center last Thursday.
Conor Mcgregor’s Thursday’s rampage at UFC 223 media day which left both Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg injured and out of their respective bouts. Most UFC employees have spoken out against McGregor’s actions, including Nate Diaz, Tony Ferguson, moreover outspoken UFC president Dana White describes his actions criminal, disgusting, and despicable. But later White change his tune at Notorious after having a dialogue with Mcgregor.
Longtime Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer spoke to TMZ on Monday, when asked his thoughts on an incident, he slammed Conor McGregor actions: (Quote Via MMAFighting)
“As a whole everybody’s got their own personal reaction, but I think it’s total disgust.” Buffer said when asked what the vibe was in the MMA community concering the McGregor incident. “I could say a lot of words personally, but we’ll see how it all pans out. There’s no excuse for it. It’s an insult, it’s disgusting, I mean that’s not what we’re about.
“All I can say is don’t look at the UFC, don’t look at the great fighters of mixed martial arts, any of us involved with the UFC and mixed martial arts, because this was something that occurred with one individual. It’s separate from who we are.”
Buffer says Mcgregor’s actions not only disrespected the UFC, but the entire sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
McGregor escaped the scene but later turned himself into the NYPD late Thursday night. He faces two felony charges for criminal mischief and 10 misdemeanors.
Bruce said, anybody that justifies McGregor’s actions ‘has a problem.’
“I don’t care who they are, anybody that justifies that has a problem,” Buffer said. “I could say something else right now, and I want to say it, but I’m telling you they have a problem. I’m being very polite.”
“Shocked. Horrified. Never think anything like this would ever happen,” Buffer said. “In my 22-plus years of being in the UFC and doing everything I can in my life to build this great brand and to support this fantastic sport from my own little niche that I do, it’s like you sh*t on all of us with that one move.”
McGregor eventually released on Friday after posting a $50,000 bail. However, will return to another court date which is set for June 14.
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