McGregor Blames ONE For Death Of UFC Flyweights
In less than a month, the UFC has effectively closed up shop on the flyweight division, and Conor McGregor has publicly come out and levied the blame not on his employers, but ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong.
Earlier this month, the Singapore based organization would trade for Demetrious Johnson, the division’s first and up until earlier this year, only, flyweight champion. McGregor has blasted Sityodtong for taking Johnson and leaving the rest of the flyweights behind.
You must now take all the 125lbers that have been let go, Chatri.
You talk all of this Martial Art and respect talk, yet your greed has directly cost more than half a fighting division it’s chance to earn income for their family.
Have respect @YODCHATRI.
Sign the division.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 8, 2018
In an unlikely response, Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire would blast McGregor for toeing the company line, and would blame the UFC for killing their own division.
The division’s first major cuts began on Wednesday as Jose Torres and Jarred Brooks would announce their release from the organization, and per reports from MMAJunkie that more should be coming soon.
You’re either an hypocrite or cheap whiskey and drugs have affected your mind.
You should blame the @UFC for ending the division, not @ONEChampionship. The UFC could keep the division and DJ if they wanted. You could pressure them, but you don’t really care. Shut up. https://t.co/oGI7clli9H
— Patricio Freire (@PatricioPitbull) November 8, 2018
Initial Report: MMAJunkie