What’s the story?
On a recent edition of the JRE MMA Show Podcast, Matt Brown spoke to Joe Rogan on a myriad of topics.
Apparently, Brown was offended by a few derogatory comments made by Snoop Dogg against Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier after their losses in boxing and MMA respectively last year.
In case you didn’t know…
Matt Brown is widely respected for his work in the sport of MMA, and considered by many to be one of the most violent and durable MMA Welterweights of all time.
On the other hand, Snoop Dogg is a legend in the world of music, and best known for his work in the world of hip-hop dating back to several hit songs in the 1990s.
The heart of the matter
Snoop Dogg has served as part of the commentary team on his SnoopCast that’s broadcasted on UFC Fight Pass—most prominently his appearances with retired MMA legend Urijah Faber—with his commentary being deemed as funny by many, but a tad offensive by a few others.
Snoop Dogg mocked Daniel Cormier after he cried following his KO loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214, as well as Conor McGregor after the latter got stopped by way of TKO at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August of last year.
Regardless, Matt Brown wasn’t amused in the slightest by Snoop Dogg’s insults directed towards Cormier and McGregor. Brown stated—
“Snoop Dogg, that piece of sh**; I’ll call him out…He called Conor a b****. That’s not cool, man; he put it on public; he could’ve apologized, deleted it, whatever…If I see him at the UFC Performance Institute, I might just punch him.”
Furthermore, Brown alluded that while Snoop Dogg legitimately insults fighters, Conor McGregor, on the other hand, talks trash in lieu of fight promotion but then retreats from the limelight and is respectful after the fights are done with. Brown continued that he respects McGregor; opining that the latter is a true sportsman.
Matt Brown is presently set to either compete in a fight against Carlos Condit—something that’s yet to be finalized—or as he’s previously indicated, ‘The Immortal’ may retire from the sport of MMA.
On the other hand, reigning UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is set to challenge UFC Heavyweight titlist Stipe Miocic, with the latter’s belt on the line at UFC 226.
UFC Lightweight kingpin Conor McGregor is yet to compete after losing to Floyd Mayweather. Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg continues providing his personal commentary on MMA fights.
Honestly speaking, the fact remains that Snoop Dogg is in the wrong here, and ought to be more respectful towards the fighters who actually possess legitimate combat experience and put their lives on the line inside the cage.
Here’s hoping the fans and commentators as well refrain from hurling insults towards the fighters—both in wins and losses.Published 09 Feb 2018, 23:58 IST