Former UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and a gaggle of friends attacked a bus full of UFC stars this past Thursday, allegedly trying to get their hands on UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“It’s crazy,” Rogan said during the broadcast. “It’s pathetic, it’s disgusting. I hate it. I hate that it happened. And I hate that it happened, caused by a guy I love. I’m a giant Conor McGregor fan, and to see him step out this badly just really, really upsets me.”
The attack by the Irishman and pals lead to the cancellation of three bouts at UFC 223, including Anthony Pettis versus Michael Chiesa, Artem Lobov versus Alex Caceres and Ray Borg versus Brandon Moreno.
Smith was also a part of the UFC 223 broadcast and he stated the following about the bus attack.
“It’s taken something that was supposed to be about the fighters, the people competing, the people who had trained to be here tonight, it’s taken the focus away from them,” Smith said. “That’s the biggest tragedy.”
Outside of the three bouts being canned, UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion Rose Namajunas was also reportedly shaken up by the incident.