Earlier this month, Conor McGregor travelled to Brooklyn, New York for UFC 223, and promptly went ballistic. In a frantic search for Khabib Nurmagomedov, who had confronted his training partner Artem Lobov earlier in the week, the Irishman ran amok inside the UFC 223 host venue, ultimately throwing a dolly through the window of a shuttle bus carrying a number of fighters, and injuring two of them.
“I honestly feel like Conor thinks he’s untouchable, and that’s a scary notion,” Anderson said on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio. “I understand his motives behind it. Khabib’s team kind of cornered Artem and that kind of stuff, and if it was just Khabib’s team on the bus— not saying I agree with it because I think both parties are wrong to do that—I feel like it would have been less [bad]. But the fact that he did this to a bus full of fighters and had three fights pulled out because of it is ridiculous. Not everything is about Conor. There are other fighters trying to make money. There are other fighters trying to do what they love and he’s potentially taking that away from some people. I just don’t think that that’s okay and I am worried that there is going to be no consequences for his actions and he’s just going to continue doing the same things. It could get worse, who knows? I worry that fighters coming up through the ranks see that he’s not punished and think that it’s okay for them to do the same thing to be able to get attention.”
“I would rather be remembered for my fighting than throwing a dolly through a bus,” Anderson added.
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/19/2018.