Mixed martial arts referee veteran turned Bellator MMA commentator “Big” John McCarthy recently took to social media to share a heated message concerning former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar’s manager Ali Abelaziz. Now UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin has decided to come forward with a statement of his own.
UFC superstar Conor McGregor recently revealed an interest in returning to the octagon after having not competed since 2016. “Notorious” even hinted to possibly filling the empty main event slot for UFC 222 against Frankie Edgar.
Following the hint, Ali Abelaziz took to social media with an irate response for McGregor.
“The truth is @TheNotoriousMMA is a prostitute”
The truth is @TheNotoriousMMA is a prostitute ??
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) February 22, 2018
Following the heated statement, John McCarthy took to Twitter to offer a passionate message of his own.
A Manager calling a Fighter a Prostitute??? Really!!!
A Manager calling a Fighter a Prostitute??? Really!!! https://t.co/XmHinTVZv3
— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) February 23, 2018
Now former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin has come forward to comment on the situation.
“I assume you mean that he’s smart enough not to give it away for free!”
I assume you mean that he’s smart enough not to give it away for free! https://t.co/jKqHPrID1A
— Forrest Griffin (@ForrestGriffin) February 23, 2018