Everyone in the MMA community was disgusted by the harsh words of Conor McGregor at UFC 264. Conor broke his foot against Dustin Poirier in the very first round and directed some below-the-belt comments towards Dustin and his family.
Raush Manfio is a PFL fighter who is coming off a victory over Anthony Pettis at PFL 6 on June 25, Raush is booked to face Clay Collard in the PFL Welterweight playoff Semi-Finals at PFL 7, and he has a message for Conor regarding his comments.
He said, “I think the guy who makes everything for money is a prostitute. Money does not justify everything. We have limits. What is the message you can tell to the kids? He’s the biggest name in the sport and he deserves it because he’s a very good fighter and he promotes the fights very well. But imagine, how can I tell my kid, ‘It’s okay that this guy can talk about anything he wants because he’s making millions?’ No, it’s not true.”
He added, “You have limits. You have to be respectful. Martial arts is not about promoting fights only. It’s about respect and discipline. It’s the first thing you learn when you get into the sport. So just because you have money right now, you’re going to throw away everything you learned in the process? Just to get money? For me, it doesn’t work like that.”
Raush Manfio says Kamaru Usman is probably a better trash talker than Conor McGregor
Manfio pointed out the players who are good with the actual trash talks, he said, “I like the way GSP does. Even Kamaru Usman is a really good guy in the sport. He beats everyone inside the cage and he makes good trash talk.”
He added, “Especially against Colby Covington because they don’t like each other. But it has a limit. They talk about each other. That’s it. This is good. I agree. Kamaru Usman for me is the best trash talker right now. He talks about the guy, he makes jokes like, ‘I broke your face.’”