Ariel Helwani Calls For Conor McGregor To Be Punished For Hate Speech

UFC superstar Conor McGregor was cage side for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk, Poland. As SBG Ireland’s Artem Lobov was set to take on Andre Fili on the day’s card, McGregor was present to support his teammate and training partner. Of course, Lobov would go on to suffer a unanimous decision defeat to his opponent. Lobov is now coming off of a rough two fight losing streak that has brought the competitor’s professional record to 13-14.

After the fight, “Notorious” was caught on camera backstage attempting to console his recently defeated teammate. During the exchange, McGregor referred to Andre Fili by a gay slur multiple times. The incident can be seen in the video above.

Now MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani has come forward to state that he believes the UFC superstar should face punitive measures for his recent statement. Check out the video below to hear what Helwani had to say: