Holloway: Conor Crossed The Line With Bus Attack
UFC flyweight champion Max Holloway had no idea Conor McGregor was in New York, let alone attacking the opposing corner’s bus at UFC 223 media day.
“We were on the other bus. I didn’t even know it was Conor,” Holloway told Ariel Helwani on a recent episode of The MMA Hour.
“People were yelling, ‘It’s Conor! It’s Conor!’ And I was like, ‘I don’t see him,’” Holloway said. “When we saw the video, the guy who was running around and stuff was Conor. I was watching him do the crazy stuff. I was like ‘Oh man, that’s pretty nuts.’”
Holloway was set to face Khabib Nurmagomedov, the intended target of McGregor’s attack, in the main event of UFC 223. Holloway believes the UFC handled the situation the best they could, and told Ariel Helwani that he didn’t condone McGregor’s actions.
“It was crazy and I don’t condone that kind of behavior; I don’t approve of it. People are gonna do what people are gonna do,” Holloway said.
“I don’t think he really meant to break the bus with the dolly. I think that he was shocked that he broke it because when I was watching he actually picked up a metal trashcan and he put it down, and he grabbed a plastic trashcan and he threw that instead, that was after he threw the dolly. He was running with the barricade — he knows he was going to get stopped with the barricade.
“I think he crossed the line, but that’s not on me. It doesn’t affect me personally. I feel bad for all of the other fighters like (Michael) Chiesa and Ray Borg, they missed some fights because of it. It’s crazy, man. It’s nuts.”
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