“These DJs Must Have Good Chins”: Conor McGregor Trolled by Legendary Boxing Trainer

Published 10/23/2021, 8:34 AM EDT


Even when he’s away from the octagon, Conor McGregor still somehow manages to make headlines almost every other week.

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This time around, he broke the internet by punching Francesco Facchinetti, an Italian DJ, right in the face. Legendary boxing trainer, Teddy Atlas, recently spoke about ‘The Notorious’ on his podcast and even trolled him over this recent incident involving the DJ.

Conor McGregor was in Italy this past week and even visited the Vatican for his son’s baptism. The superstar received a fitting welcome from locals in Rome upon his arrival; his latest Instagram feed shows crowds of people gathered on the streets to get a chance to meet ‘The Notorious’.

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During this visit, Conor McGregor once again sparked controversy. News broke out of the 33-year-old punching an Italian DJ in the face. The DJ later took this to Instagram and announced his plans to sue McGregor. He stated that he had the option to not say anything; however, he wants to pursue legal action because “he is a violent and dangerous person”.

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Mike Tyson’s former trainer, Teddy Atlas recently spoke out on the Irishman’s latest incident. He spoke at length about McGregor’s behavior and even trolled him for not being able to cause much damage to the Italian DJ –

These DJs must have good chins, either that or Conor is just off, you know, he’s not in shape yet,” said Teddy Atlas.

Teddy Atlas does not want to see Conor McGregor struggle

Over the years, McGregor has never really been out of the controversial spotlight. He has been involved in incidents ranging from throwing a steel dolly into a bus, attacking an old man at an Irish pub to now assaulting an Italian DJ.

On his podcast, boxing trainer Teddy Atlas shared that he is concerned about the Irishman’s behavior. He even wishes Conor McGregor could have the right people around him to help and guide him in the right direction.

This behavior is starting to be something to be concerned about,  even dangerous, to him and obviously, we just touched on it, to others. Somebody could get hurt.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland sits on the mat after injuring his ankle in the first round in his lightweight bout against Dustin Poirier during UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

“I don’t want to see someone struggling in these sort of ways, that he’s struggling, whatever it is that’s behind it. You get concerned when you see it. Especially when you see a guy that works so damn hard. I mean, he came out of the ghettos of Ireland to make himself a champion.

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Now, you’d hate to see him fall to this. I really hope and pray he can have someone around him to help him, advise him in a right truthful way, not just guys hanging around making money,” said Teddy Atlas.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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