Back in April, in the buildup to UFC 223, Conor McGregor went berserk in Brooklyn, NY, throwing a dolly through a shuttle bus window in a crazed search for his rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. Unsurprisingly, the Irishman’s rampage left the bus’s passengers — a host of UFC 223 fighters — quite shaken. Some, like Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa, were even injured.
In the wake of this incident, McGregor has issued apologies to a number of the fighters that were affected by his rampage. One of the fighters to receive an apology was UFC strawweight champ Rose Namajunas — though she wasn’t having it. Another was UFC strawweight contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz, who seems to have taken the Irishman’s attempt to make amends a little better.
Having received an apology, Kowalkiewicz says that she won’t be suing McGregor. After all, she’s seen worse, having grown up in Lodz, Poland.
“I saw Conor McGregor hitting the windows, then saw Rose Namajunas crying while Pat was protecting her face,” Kowalkiewicz said of McGregor’s rampage in an interview with MMA Flashback this week (transcribed by MMAMania). “Chiesa’s face was blood-stained. My coaches told me to hide, but I wanted to see what was going on, but they kept me under the seats. And that’s all, in my opinion… Conor bent a little, he probably realized what happened afterward and he wrote an apology letter to me. I have no intention of suing anyone. Growing up in Lodz I saw worse things.”
At UFC 223, Karolina Kowalkiewicz defeated Felice Herrig by decision. With this win, she built on the momentum of an October defeat of Jodie Esquibel. The Polish star is now 12-2 overall. Expect her to get a marquee matchup in her next fight.
McGregor, meanwhile, is likely to be out of action for some time, as he deals with the legal blowback of his actions in Brooklyn.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/16/2018.