UFC legend Quinton Jackson claims he ‘needs to slap some sense into Conor McGregor’ for ‘beating up old men’.
The former UFC and Pride champion was a guest on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour and did not hold back in his opinion over some of the incidents involving the Irishman in the past.
The 43-year-old, better known as ‘Rampage’, praised the impact Notorious has had on MMA but singled out the infamous incident in 2019 when the superstar appeared to strike a man in a pub following a row.
Jackson told Helwani: “I don’t agree with everything Conor says, but I think he’s great for the sport. You know, at the end of the day he’s an entertainer.
“In my book, Conor can say and do whatever he wants. He kind of does stuff that makes himself look bad.
“I’ve never met the guy, but I’m a fan of Conor McGregor for what he’s done for the sport.
“I just wish he would chill out on beating up old men. That ain’t right. I need to slap some sense into Conor McGregor for that s**t.”
Jackson last competed in 2019 when he sealed a TKO win over Fedor Emlianenko in Japan’s Rizin promotion.
However, a comeback is in the works as he closes in on a fight with former boxer Shannon Briggs.
He said: “It’s going to be a boxing match and then he says he wants to wait six months later [to do MMA].
“I’m telling him that’s too long. We gotta wait two or three months and then do an MMA fight.
“We’re trying to set up the fight for December 4. I signed the paperwork and stuff like that.
“I think he’s waiting on one of his promoters. I’m going to let them promote the boxing match because boxing is different than MMA, right?
“I don’t know how to promote no boxing match. We’re just waiting on a couple of people, but we have the contracts and stuff drawn up.”
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