UFC women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas was on the UFC bus within the Barclays Center on April 5, when Conor McGregor and a large entourage allegedly attacked the vehicle. Multiple people were injured in the fracas, including UFC’s Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg.
Speaking on ESPN’s Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Namajunas revealed that she is still shaken up from the incident and that she received an apology from “Notorious.” However, Namajunas has no interest in accepting McGregor’s apology.
“No, man (I’m still not over it). When we got back home, we stayed upstairs, locked in our room because we were just paranoid about how crazy the week was. It was really tough. I’m still trying not to leave the house too much or there will be times when I’m just like, ‘Yeah we should just go home,’ like I just have a weird feeling.
“I live in a very nice neighborhood, there’s nothing that really goes on around here. So, for me to be like sketch. … I’m still paranoid about everything. I have a therapist that I go see.”
“I don’t really know if that was really him. To me, that doesn’t seem like the type of, it just didn’t seem like a sincere apology from an actual person. To me, I didn’t really, I guess, consider it a real apology.
“It said, ‘I’m sorry for what happened,’ but then he immediately went on to like justifying what he did and stuff like that and the reasons why he did it. That to me was like, it really doesn’t matter. I don’t care what beef he’s got with who. That’s none of my business, I don’t need to know that information. Do you know what I mean? That doesn’t do anything for me. So there was an apology and I’m a pretty cool person and I always accept apologies, but to me, I’m like a personal person, I like face to face. That’s how I like to handle things. I feel like anything can be worked out, you just gotta talk through it as adults.”
When asked again if she has accepted Conor McGregor’s apology, Rose Namajunas revealed that she is not happy with McGregor’s social media message. The reigning UFC women’s strawweight champion then explained that Conor McGregor will have to call her longtime significant other Pat Barry, if “Notorious” wants to make things right.
“Yeah, I said ‘f— that.’ I said call Pat [Barry]. I just put Pat’s phone number and said, ‘f— that’ to whatever your message is and call him.”