Conor McGregor: Trump ‘can shut his big fat mouth’ on Ronda Rousey
Donald Trump was among those in the public eye who gleefully celebrated Ronda Rousey’s stunning defeat at the hands (and feet) of Holly Holm at UFC 193 nearly two weeks ago. Reigning UFC Interim Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor took issue with Trump’s slam of Rousey and didn’t hold back when ripping the Republican presidential nominee hopeful.
“Donald can shut his big fat mouth,” McGregor said at LAX Monday after traveling from Ireland to complete preparations for his bout against Jose Aldo at UFC 194, via a TMZ video, as transcribed by the New York Post. “I don’t give a (expletive) about Donald Trump.”
The outspoken and often-brash McGregor acknowledged that it was a “very tough fight” for Rousey and offered “much respect” to Holm for her victory. Still, he proclaimed that “Ronda will be back.”
“Defeat is the secret ingredient to success,” he said. “So true champions can conquer that, overcome that and come back. I wish her all the best.”
McGregor’s slam was precipitated by a tweet issued by Trump in the wake of the bout in which he ripped Rousey, calling her “not a nice person” while pointing out he as glad she lost.
Trump earlier this year found his presidential bid panned by Rousey, which probably served as a motivation for his Twitter barb.
When discussing women in the military in August, Trump claimed Rousey was a fan as he name-dropped her.
“I tell you what,” Trump said. “I know some women that are just… Ronda Rousey is an example, who likes me! I’d take her on my side as a fighter.”
To which Rousey countered:
“I mean, I wouldn’t vote for him,” she told CNN. “I just really wouldn’t trust the guy with running my country, that’s all…. I’m not really going to get into specifics of it, but, I mean, I don’t want a reality TV star to be running my country.”