Conor McGregor lamented the structure of the fights The ultimate fighter as his team suffered another defeat this week.
Michael Chandler’s team have carved out a 4-0 lead over Team McGregor in the new season of the UFC television show, with two of McGregor’s fighters being stopped and two losing on points.
In this week’s Episode 4, Trevor Wells was beaten by UFC veteran Timur Valiev and lost a two-round unanimous decision – a result that prompted McGregor to vent his frustration at missing a third round.
“It was a good fight, Trevor put up a great fight against him,” said McGregor. “You should play three rounds if it gets close. Or if only 10-9 was achieved, there should be a third round. It’s very hard when things don’t go the way you want them to.”
The former UFC champion also told Wells after the fight, “Trevor, that was a phenomenal fight, [it] earned a third round. Very good, you made yourself proud. Good work.”
Meanwhile, Chandler said: “I understand what Conor is saying. If I were in his position I would probably think the fight was closer than it actually was.
“But for me and of course also for the jury, we know that we won these two rounds. We will continue to accumulate these victories.”
When Wells returned to his team’s locker room after his fight, he was greeted by the other members of Team McGregor, who had lost so far this season. “You fit the team now,” Aaron McKenzie told Wells after suffering a points loss to Austin Hubbard a week earlier.
McGregor last week denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman at a Miami Heat game earlier this month. The 34-year-old Irishman was accused of assault in a toilet during game four of the NBA Finals on June 9.
A statement from McGregor’s attorney, Barbara Llanes, said: “The allegations are false. Mr. McGregor is not intimidated.” The NBA and Miami Heat said they were investigating the allegations.
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