Snoop Dogg rips Conor McGregor, UFC fighters call for him to be fired
Snoop Dogg might be a passionate fight fan but his words are getting him into hot water with some of the best competitors in the UFC.
The famed hip-hop artist who currently calls fights for Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series posted a video on Instagram over the weekend where he ripped lightweight champion Conor McGregor after he lost to Floyd Mayweather.
“F–k that motherf–king punk ass McGregor, you b–ch!” he shouted in the video.
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That video came after Snoop called former UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier a ‘b–ch’ following his loss to Jon Jones when he was visibly crying in the Octagon following the fight.
This latest tirade resulted in several UFC fighters taking aim at the promotion continuing to employ the rapper as a commentator while he’s actively insulting the athletes on the roster.
UFC welterweight Matt Brown called for him to be fired after spewing venom at McGregor following his loss.
“I hope this idiot gets fired let’s get #firesnoop trending he don’t need to be involved in our sport at all,” Brown wrote.
Fellow welterweight Alan Jouban followed up with a message of his own after first admitting that he was a fan of Snoop Dogg’s music but he just can’t stand by while he continues to insult the fighters on the roster.
A lot of people not speaking up on this topic but I can't be one of those anymore. @danawhite @ufc how can we employ this guy and co-promote the two brands together when all he does is trash our fighters. I grew up loving Snoops music and his cool persona too but he knows nothing about MMA and makes a mockery of the sport. A lot of people give him a pass because its Snoop. But it's more negativity than good that I hear from him daily. He's just getting paid and don't care about @ufc. How he spoke about @dc_mma and others shouldn't allow him a job opening with our company. I'm out!
“How can we employ this guy and co-promote the two brands together when all he does is trash our fighters,” Jouban wrote. “I grew up loving Snoop’s music and his cool persona too but he knows nothing about MMA and makes a mockery of the sport.
“A lot of people give him a pass because its Snoop. But it’s more negativity than good that I hear from him daily. He’s just getting paid and don’t care about UFC. How he spoke about [Daniel Cormier] and others shouldn’t allow him a job opening with our company.”
As of now, Snoop is still scheduled to call the final week of fights for the Contender Series airing live on UFC Fight Pass on Tuesday night. UFC president Dana White has committed to future seasons of the Contender Series but whether or not Snoop Dogg remains a part of the program remains to be seen.