Amid Embarrassing 0–6 Scoreline, “Dumb” Decision Haunts Conor McGregor as UFC Vet Puts Irishman on Blast – “His Teams Was Going to Get Demolished”

Published 07/06/2023, 6:08 AM EDT

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The TUF dream of Conor McGregor is crumbling. The UFC superstar aspired to be a great coach for his team and wanted to make sure that MMA fighters on his team got contracts. However, things took an unexpected turn when Team Michael Chandler outfought McGregor’s fighters in every fight. The latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter once again became a huge disappointment for McGregor, as his team faced six consecutive losses with no victory in the entire season. Now, it’s quite evident that Team Chandler will win the 31st season of TUF.

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‘The Notorious’ became violent when his greatest hope was destroyed in the latest episode of TUF. In the sixth episode, Lee Hammond from McGregor’s team faced Kurt Holobaugh from Chandler’s team. The Irishman was almost sure about Hammond’s victory, as he was the top-ranked fighter on his team. However, to the greatest shock of the former UFC two-division champion, it was Holobaugh who won the bout via submission. Now, a UFC veteran has come forward with details about the “dumb” decision taken by McGregor that resulted in his downfall.

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 After the dramatic sixth episode of TUF, MMA veteran Tim Kennedy took to his Instagram handle to go into detail about the blunders committed by McGregor. He wrote, “Prospects versus veterans in the @ultimatefighter… Dumbest concept ever. The rules were: Whoever your first pick was, if they were a veteran, you got ALL the veterans and your opponent got all the prospects. Or vice versa.

 

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Kennedy further explained, “Conner won the coin toss and picked a prospect (dumb), then got all the prospects for that weight class. Mike then won and picked a veteran. So Conner ended up with all of the prospects for both weight classes. Long story short. I immediately knew his teams was going to get demolished.

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Towards the end of his explanation, he also mentioned that he is a staunch supporter of Chandler and that ‘Iron’ is an amazing human.

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The nasty brawl at TUF

 When Hammond lost the bout, McGregor was highly disturbed, and he chose violence against his rival coach. The Irishman began to insult Chandler. As a response to McGregor, ‘Iron’ said how McGregor didn’t show up when his team needed him the most. Chandler believed that McGregor was highly careless in coaching his team, and that’s why they lost all six bouts.

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McGregor was not able to handle the insults from the former three-time lightweight Bellator champion, and he ended up shoving Chandler in the face. When things got out of hand, UFC president Dana White came running into the cage. Later, the two UFC fighters were taken to their locker rooms.

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Priyanka is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Her passion for the UFC is evident in her writing, and she has been a devoted fan of the sport for many years. Priyanka is particularly fascinated by the sportsmanship displayed by fighters, and she is captivated by their ability to calculate each move when an opponent is all set to attack.
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