Conor McGregor Praises CM Punk After UFC 203 Loss: ‘He Got In And Fought’

The Notorious Conor McGregor was spotted coming out of a brand new Rolls Royce when he was asked about the CM Punk fight.

“You know what, fair play to him he got in a fought. Not a lot of people do — not a lot of people have the balls to make that walk.” Conor McGregor told TMZ cameras.

CM Punk was finished in the first round after Mickey Gall took the fight to the ground. The former WWE star was brutally beaten by the Gracie jujitsu brown belt but managed to defend some transitions but eventually submitted to a rear-naked choke.

“He got his ass whooped,” Conor McGregor acknowledged.

“Those WWE guys are straight pu**y I told you, but [CM Punk] isn’t, he got in and fought so fair play to him respect,” the Featherweight champion reiterating his rant against the WWE roster.

McGregor was asked about possible doing a stint in the WWE like fellow UFC superstar Ronda Rousey. The Featherweight champions was alluding to the fact that most WWE wrestlers will not be able to compete in a real fight.

The Irish superstar was walking into a nightclub looking trendy. McGregor is known for knocking out his opponents and his great fashion sense.

At UFC 202, McGregor got revenge against UFC veteran and fan favorite Nate Diaz. The closely-contested battle ended with Conor getting a majority decision.

Most MMA pundits did not believe that CM Punk could compete against a professional with so little experience.

Most fight fans praised the former WWE star for his bravery and post-fight conduct. Punk stated that he does not plan to quit MMA after suffering his first loss.

Punk also admits that he is unsure if he will be allowed to fight in the UFC following 203.

Some analyst has suggested that the pro wrestler turned MMA fighter gets a few amateur fights under his belt and gradually work his way into the UFC.

CM Punk faced the media right after his loss and talked about his future in MMA as reported by MMA Fighting.

“My initial venture into this was gonna be at the lowest level,” Punk said at the post-fight press conference. “This opportunity just got presented to myself and I would have been a fool to say no. I don’t know what happens from here on out. What if I get cut? I don’t know. I think that’s a possibility. Do I want that to happen? No. But who’s to say where I go from here? I don’t know. I definitely want to keep going.”

CM Punk got emotional when asked about his wife AJ Brooks, who supported him throughout his venture into MMA.

“You guys are all gonna make me cry,” Punk said. “You bastards… She just said she was proud of me.”

Punk was also praised by Welterweight champion Tyrone Woodley and former Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. They spoke about his toughness, humility, and willingness to learn in the gym.

Before the fight, many MMA fans speculated that CM Punk will not make it to the fight. However, the former wrestler is glad that he did it.

“People can say I didn’t belong here,” Punk said. “They said I wasn’t gonna make it to the Octagon and they said I wasn’t gonna make it after the back surgery. Then it was I wasn’t gonna make weight. I was happy I did it.”

Conor McGregor is rumored to have made over $10 million from UFC 202 but has not made his intentions clear about his next fight.

McGregor has stated that he was not impressed with Jose Aldo’s interim fight, in which the Brazilian legend defeated Frankie Edgar in a decision victory.

McGregor is likely to move to lightweight, defend his featherweight belt or fight Floyd Mayweather in a boxing bout.

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