Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra is as outspoken a fighter as there is. Now retired, The Terror” now hosts the UFC Unfiltered podcast where he is known to not bite his tongue.
On the most recent episode, Serra talked about the latest Conor McGregor incident which saw “Notorious” deck a man inside an Irish bar. While Conor has already come out and publicly apologized for it, Matt isn’t buying it.
“Is he upset that he got caught or is he upset that he did it?” Serra said. “He’s saying all the right things but only time will tell and his actions will tell in the future. . .He’s young. Hopefully he gets his sh*t together,” said Serra (transcription via MMA Fighting).
One thing that also upset Serra is the fact that people like UFC president Dana White and UFC commentator, Joe Rogan, weren’t burying “Notorious” for his actions, with Joe saying Conor should keep living his best life, as long as he doesn’t go overboard or to jail.
Dana, meanwhile, praised Conor for his apology, though did say he needs to tone it down because he is one of the smartest and wealthiest fighters in the game. Matt had a response for both of them, despite the fact that he’s good friends with them.
“I mean, Joe Rogan was talking about, ‘he’s got $100 million in the bank,’ and Dana’s talking about how smart he is. You know, I don’t give a f*ck about that if he’s not a good person,” Serra said. “Who gives a f*ck? Like dude, I’ll tell you right now, man, if I had a $100 million in the bank, I’m pretty much doing everything I’m doing right now. Like, is that what it’s really about?”
Serra also went on to bring up McGregor’s past transgressions.
“The guy’s throwing dollies at f*cking things with fighters in it and ‘Thug Rose’ was in the first seat, could’ve had her face destroyed, he’s mushing officials, he’s smacking an old man, or punching him, and like, ‘Oh, well he made a lot of money for himself.’ Really? So what does that mean? What the f*ck does that mean? So that excuses it? What does that have to do with him being a decent human being?
“I don’t give a f*ck if he’s brilliant. What the f*ck does that mean? For people to say he’s brilliant, so everybody should be doing this sh*t? That’s where I have a problem with it. Yeah, he’s made all that, that’s awesome that he’s done that, I’m not hating on it, but it doesn’t give you a certain right to disrespect guys. So what, if this guy made $200 million you can’t smack him? What the f*ck is going on here. What the f*ck does everything have to do with materialistic bullsh*t? You’re not taking all this sh*t with you. I got people dying left and right, you’re not taking any of this sh*t with you. How about you be a better human being? You’ll feel better about yourself.”
For his part, Rogan did say he misspoke about the incident since he hadn’t seen the video clearly. Furthermore, McGregor did go on record saying he’s learn to calm down before reacting in order to set a better example. Time will tell.
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