Over the last few weeks, UFC commentator Joe Rogan has had plenty to say about Conor McGregor‘s infamous Brooklyn rampage, during which the Irishman threw a dolly through the window of the UFC 223 fighter bus and injured Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa.
On the latest episode of the JRE MMA Show, Rogan once again delved into the topic, imaging what might have happened if another fighter had done what McGregor did.
“He just keeps f**king up with this kind of stuff and no one’s saying, ‘get rid of him!’” said Rogan (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “He’s worth so much money. It’s really fascinating. Imagine if Ray Borg and him switched sides. If Ray Borg showed up with all his boys and was screaming and yelling and threw a dolly at the window, it’s a done deal forever. Think about Paul Daley. Paul Daley must be at home going, ‘Motherf**ker! F**k Dana White!’”
“Until you get to that stratosphere that Conor McGregor—there’s so much money to be made, that’s the problem. The rules get bent. All Paul Daley did was throw a punch at Josh Koscheck after [the fight was over]. It didn’t even connect! That could have been sorted out.”
“There’s a level to the game where you’re so valuable—if Conor McGregor does a pay-per-view fight, especially if they do all that crazy nonsense with Mayweather—if they ever did that—they’re just printing money,” Rogan concluded. They’re printing money. It’s so hard for them to not take that money.”
At present, Conor McGregor is awaiting legal blow-back from a number of sources. While his immediate future is likely to be fairly complicated, however, there have already been discussions about his returning to the cage later this year.
What do you think of Joe Rogan’s take on the Conor McGregor situation?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/23/2018.