Jim Ross Weighs In On Conor McGregor Rant

Some of the biggest names in professional wrestling like Ric Flair and Roman Reigns took major offense to Conor McGregor's recent remarks about wrestling.

Jim Ross is not among those offended.

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The longtime broadcaster for WWE and WCW offered his thoughts on McGregor's rant, and its purpose, in a blog posted Tuesday on his official website.

Ross wrote that he interpreted McGregor's comments "as nothing more than an attempt to create a buzz in advance of his next UFC fight" noting that McGregor will make more money the higher the number of buys for UFC 202, which takes place next Saturday, August 20, and features McGregor facing Nate Diaz in a non-title rematch in the main event.

Ross went on to write that McGregor reminded him of some of the verbally talented greats to come through the world of pro wrestling.

"The great 'heels' in pro wrestling had the ability to touch the raw nerves of the fan base aka consumers in such a way that those fans would pay hard earned cash to see these 'heels' get their asses handed to them in the ring or, in this case, the octagon," Ross wrote. "Insulted wrestling fans can live out this theory by buying McGregor's next PPV fight against Nate Diaz who beat the talkative Irishman in their last battle."

Ross added that he found it "somewhat amusing and incredible that some wrestlers who definitely should have known better took McGregor's bait, hook, line and sinker. I'm curious if they now realize that they have been 'worked' in their own genre's game?"

You can read all of Ross' remarks on his official website


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