Joe Rogan on Conor McGregor: ‘As big as he is, he’s not bigger than the sport’

May 23, 2016 1:34 am by Russell Ess
Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor recently spoke with ESPN on his battle that he had with the UFC after he could not come to terms regarding media obligations for UFC 200.

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan spoke with Rolling Stone about the battle between McGregor and the UFC regarding UFC 200.

“You know what? I think that Conor made a mistake. I get where his perspective is, but I think the guy’s just obsessed with improvement, and he just wanted to have a crazy training camp and get ready for Nate Diaz. He didn’t want to be distracted. I get it from his perspective. I think that was a mistake, though. I think he has a media obligation. It’s a part of any contract you sign when you are promoting fights. It’s part of how the UFC does business. They’re essentially all business partners, and the UFC wanted Conor to do his part of the business. And he didn’t want to do it.

“Conor is obsessed. He wants to train and do nothing but train, and if you listen you hear him saying that just one or two of his tweets could do what one of these press conferences or big tours can do. Dana and the Fertittas obviously disagree. So, the solution was “You don’t fight at UFC 200, and we’ll have Jon Jones fight Daniel Corimer [sic] instead.” I think it’s a wake-up call for Conor. I mean, it’s what he needed. Conor’s a huge superstar, but he did just lose his last fight, and, as big as he is, he’s not bigger than the sport.

“But Dana loves the guy. Hopefully they’ll work it out. I think they’ll work it out. I can’t imagine a world where they don’t work it out.”

While “The Notorious” admitted that he was not happy with the UFC at the time, they are on good terms now. However, White now has to deal with Nate Diaz to get this big rematch to happen.

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