Namajunas Talks McGregor Apology

When Conor McGregor attacked a bus at UFC 223 press day, one of the people nearly injured by the rampage was UFC women’s strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas.

Following the incident, which saw McGregor arrested and still involved entangled in legal troubles, attempted to apologize to Namajunas… Over Instagram.

Namajunas spoke with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, and claimed she was offended by McGregor’s attempt at an apology,  and she wasn’t fully convinced it was him sending the message.

“I did get an Instagram message from him, but I don’t really know if that was really him,” claimed Namajunas.

“To me, that doesn’t seem like the type of, it just didn’t seem like a sincere apology from an actual person,” Rose said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN.

“To me, I didn’t really, I guess, consider it a real apology.”

“It said, ‘I’m sorry for what happened’ … but then he immediately went on to like justifying what he did and stuff like that and the reasons why he did it.”

“That to me was like, it really doesn’t matter. I don’t care what beef he’s got with who. That’s none of my business, I don’t need to know that information. Do you know what I mean? That doesn’t do anything for me.”

“So there was an apology and I’m a pretty cool person and I always accept apologies, but to me, I’m like a personal person, I like face to face. That’s how I like to handle things. I feel like anything can be worked out, you just gotta talk through it as adults.”


Namajunas, who has been open about her struggles with anxiety and mental health, says she’s been seeing a therapist for help after being shaken up by the incident.

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