Boxing trainer and commentator Teddy Atlas joked that Conor McGregor may have been buzzed over his own “Proper 12” whiskey before the recent run-in with rapper Machine Gun Kelly.
At the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, McGregor threw MGK a drink after apparently being pushed around by one of his security guards. Meanwhile, “Proper 12” was a whiskey brand founded by the Irish MMA superstar, which made a profit of $ 600 million by selling its controlling stakes earlier this year.
In a conversation with co-host Ken Rideout on his own YouTube channel, Teddy Atlas opened up about how Conor McGregor tackled trouble, keeping his bad boy image intact.
“He might be drinking a little too much of his Proper 12. I don’t like to make fun of anyone. But you know sometimes people get into that position. He had a problem at the awards ceremony. with MGK. You wonder if he looks for that stuff because it stays in that bad boy image. That image made him a lot of money. He was one hell of a fighter. I think his best days are maybe. be passed. But it’s a pioneer in the sense (Muhammad) Ali was in boxing, “said Teddy Atlas.
Atlas went on to claim that the ‘Notorious’ fighter not only built his own empire from the ground up, but also helped the UFC tremendously to grow.
“He brought a lot of money to the UFC that really hadn’t been there. So he’s already an icon in the sport. There’s no question about it. But he has that image. I don’t know how badly. he is out of control feeds the wolf, feeds this two-headed dragon that brings him so much money, ”added Atlas.
Watch Teddy Atlas react to Conor McGregor’s brawl at MTV VMAs below:
Conor McGregor’s recovery is going faster than expected
After breaking his leg in his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July, Conor McGregor is more determined than ever to return to the Octagon sooner rather than later.
Although a return in 2021 seems unlikely, the Irishman could have his eyes on the window of early 2022.
Conor McGregor will be a main event star even though he’s not ranked in the top 15 lightweight due to his star value.
However, a fourth fight with Dustin Poirier might not be possible at this time as “The Diamond” will go after Charles Oliveira’s title. As a result, it’s still unclear who McGregor will face next.
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