The Ultimate Fighter: Conor McGregor doubles down on criticism

Conor McGregor has reiterated his criticism of the bout construction on The Ultimate Fighter, after his staff fell to a 0-5 skid in opposition to Michael Chandler’s staff.

McGregor’s fighters have misplaced each contest within the first 5 episodes of the brand new season of the UFC tv present. On this week’s episode, Carlos Vera suffered a call defeat by Brad Katona – a long-time coaching companion of McGregor.

Katona received each rounds on the judges’ scorecards, with former UFC champion McGregor bemoaning the shortage of a 3rd spherical in The Ultimate Fighter’s bouts.

“Inform them ‘three rounds’, yeah?” McGregor mentioned after Vera’s loss to Katona, showing to goal the remark at UFC president Dana White.

“The battle’s not over, they’re unfinished fights,” the Irishman added in a backstage interview. “In the event that they received unfinished fights, give them a 3rd spherical. The guys are combating for his or her life right here. In these conditions the place they’re intently contested, backwards and forwards, there needs to be a 3rd spherical.

“I imply, this man [Katona] is in there, [saying]: ‘Yeah!’ What was finished there? Nothing. I’m stunned that these two [fighters] have been referred to as on the second spherical to be trustworthy.”

McGregor, 34, additionally instructed Vera within the staff’s locker room: “Unfinished battle, that’s it. They’re unfinished fights, man. Allow them to go one other spherical. They’re three-rounders [that] we’d like. F*** two rounds.

“That was nice, that was nice. That physique kick was cash, man – lovely shot. He’s a strong fighter, I do know; he’s educated with us a very long time. So, protecting going, Carlos. Nice work, my man. Happy with you, bud.”

Vera, in the meantime, mentioned in an interview on this week’s episode: “I hate to lose. It’s what it’s, and there’s a whole lot of issues I’ve to work on, however I fought my battle. I’ve nothing to be ashamed of, nothing to be unhappy about. So, onto the following one.”

McGregor and American Chandler are imagined to battle each other on the conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter’s run this summer season, however McGregor remains to be not in america Anti-Doping Company’s testing pool.

Fighters have to be within the pool for six months and return a minimum of two damaging exams – and nil positives – as a way to compete within the UFC, until an exemption is granted. As such, McGregor vs Chandler is unlikely to happen in 2023.

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