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'Oh My God The Ground And Pound': Conor McGregor Mocks 'Novice' UFC Commentators

Max Sherry

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'Oh My God The Ground And Pound': Conor McGregor Mocks 'Novice' UFC Commentators

Conor McGregor clearly wasn't a fan of the play calling during his UFC 264 defeat to Dustin Poirier.

In his latest video posted on social media, the Irishman has appeared to mock the UFC's commentary team, calling them all "novice's".

Before the trilogy bout was prematurely halted due to McGregor's awful leg break, momentum appeared to be swinging in Poirier's favour as the American landed some heavy ground and pound blows on his opponent.


The UFC commentators, including everyone inside the sold-out T-Mobile Arena, roared in excitement as punches rained down on McGregor.

But with McGregor now recovering in hospital from said leg injury, he has had time to re-watch the entire fight and it seems he's not best pleased with how it was called.

In an Instagram story, the UFC megastar shows camera the cuts to his ear before hitting out at the commentary during the event.


"Couple of little scratches on the ear is all, yeah," he said.

He then mimicked the play callers, shouting in an American accent: "'Oh my God the ground and pound!' Yeah right!

"Leave it out will yas? Novices."


Now, we're not quite sure who he was taking aim at exactly, although you can probably take a stab in the dark.

Fan favourite commentators Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier were all ringside for UFC 264, so it's probably one of those three - if not all of them.

It certainly wouldn't be the first time that McGregor or his team have taken exception to the way his fights are called.

Back at the start of 2021, the Irishman accused popular podcaster and UFC icon Rogan of reading off a piece of paper during bouts.


"I'd like him to call a fight how he sees it correctly and not off the script," McGregor said at the time.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Joe Rogan heard these criticisms and immediately responded.

"Oh, well, that's his perception," he said on his podcast the Joe Rogan Experience.


"I understand what he is saying, sometimes people think that. But it is very difficult when someone is calling your fight.

"If he is talking about me calling someone's fight that is not his friend, then it makes much more sense.

"It's f**king hard, man, it's hard for me. I have a really hard time calling friends fights."

Given the severity of McGregor's snapped tibia bone, some MMA fans reckon this could very well be the end of the road for the future Hall of Famer.

With what he's achieved inside the octagon already, plus his multi-million-dollar businesses booming on the side, it wouldn't at all be surprising to see McGregor hang up the MMA gloves sometime soon - even if it does mean swapping them for some 12-ounce boxing ones instead.

That said, the entire MMA community undoubtedly wants him to stay put - including UFC commentator Anik.

"This sport is better when Conor McGregor is in it," Anik said .

"If Kamaru Usman or another champion is headlining a pay-per-view, maybe I do five or seven media hits during the week. I've had over three dozen requests because Conor McGregor is headlining."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@thenotoriousmma/PA

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Daniel Cormier, joe rogan, UFC, Australia, MMA

Max Sherry
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