Recently retired UFC fighter and frequent color commentator Paul Felder has ripped into Conor McGregor for his post-fight comments following UFC 264 on Saturday night.
McGregor threatened to Kill Poirier and also made callous remarks about his rival’s wife while she was in the Octagon, and from Felder’s standpoint that kind of behavior was simply unacceptable.
“You’re on the ground with your leg broken in half at the bottom, threatening to kill somebody, to a man who has just dominated you twice in a row now, he could walk up and soccer kick you in the mouth, knock all your teeth out and leave you for dead on that canvas,” Felder said on the UFC Round-Up show with Michael Chiesa. “You’re the one who is in position to get killed, Conor, in that spot.
“Show some humility. Listen, this sport is violent. I get that. We’re supposed to beat the crap out of each other, knock each other out. But at the end of the day, it’s not about murder. It’s not about your family. Leave those things out of your mouth, or get the hell out of the octagon, I never want to see you again.”
Felder is no stranger to bloody battles and bitter rivalries inside the Octagon, but nevertheless he believes there’s certain lines that should never be crossed in the sport of MMA.
“It’s not a street fight, it’s not life and death,” Felder stated. “Obviously, in boxing and MMA, there’s injuries that cause people to literally die. So to talk about that stuff, to talk about that kind of stuff is just disgusting and we’ve mentioned that a million times. What he said was wrong.”