Friday 23 August 2019

'It didn't seem like a sincere apology' - 'Paranoid' UFC star seeing therapist after Conor McGregor's bus attack

Conor McGregor appeared in a New York court last April. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Conor McGregor appeared in a New York court last April. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

A UFC star who was caught up in Conor McGregor's bus attack ahead of UFC 223 has said that she doesn't accept his apology and has been seeing a therapist to get over the incident.

McGregor broke the window of a bus carrying fighters from a weigh-in in Brooklyn, New York, last April, with UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas one of those on board.

Namajunas was left badly shaken by the incident and speaking to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, revealed that she still hasn't fully recovered from the shock of the incident.

"When we got back home, we stayed upstairs, locked in our room because we were just paranoid about how crazy the week was," she said.

"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."

Namajunas also revealed that McGregor reached out to her with an apology through social media, but that she wasn't impressed with what he had to say.

"I did get an Instagram message from him, but I don't really know if that was really him," Namajunas told Helwani. "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."

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