Conor McGregor suffered a shocking loss to Nate Diaz Saturday night at UFC 196 and since then, people across the globe have seized the opportunity to take shots at the featherweight champion. Monday night, WWE “Monday Night Raw” commentators decided to join in on the trash talk.
During a Divas tag team match, Sasha Banks locked her crossface type submission move “The Bank Statement” on Naomi. Just before Naomi submitted to give Banks’ team the victory, Cole shouted “This is what happened to McGregor — tap out!”
— WWE (@WWE) March 8, 2016
Earlier in the match, Banks’ partner, Becky Lynch, was slammed into barricade railing and went down hard. Cole’s broadcast colleague, John Bradshaw Layfield, took the initial shot at McGregor.
“It was like what happened to Conor McGregor on Saturday night,” Layfield said during the broadcast.
Layfield was actually in attendance at UFC 196 Saturday night. He posted a photo of the aftermath of the main event and seemed to side with Diaz.
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) March 6, 2016
It is rather surprising that these two continue to take shots at UFC fighters as the company is the WWE’s biggest competitor right now. The commentators did the same thing after Ronda Rousey lost her first fight to Holly Holm back in November.
I guess McGregor can take solace in a couple of things from his loss Saturday night: he is still the champ and he still has a ton of support from WWE wrestlers, like fellow Irishman, Sheamus.
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) March 6, 2016
*Featured Photo (above) credit to WWE