What do you do when someone who looks like you takes the ring in the main event at UFC 189? Probably call him a freckled cu*t…
Fans of Bill Burr’s Monday Morning podcast will know that Bill doesn’t mind punching above his weight. This week on his podcast, Bill Burr let the punches fly in his commentary on the Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes UFC fight. Right from the beginning, Bill calls out McGregor (a fellow pale-faced red-head) for talking trash and padding his ego in the ring.
But beyond the commentary on McGregor’s trash-talking, Burr lets loose on McGregor’s physical appearance: comparing him to the Burger King mascot, and the leprechaun on Lucky Charms cereal boxes. Strong words from a man who could easily be painted with the same brush, and even more easily be knocked out by either fighter.
While the fight was certainly entertaining, Bill Burr’s self-produced verbal highlight reel takes the fight to a completely new level. Providing insights into the sport, from the vantage point of a comic who admittedly knows very little about the sport, it’s not hard to understand why Bill sees the fight as a David and Goliath match up. That is, assuming Goliath is a stuck-up Irishmen who needed to be humbled.
The end of the fight, Bill claims, was a major let down. The trash-talking, red haired, pale-faced giant slams the gutsy Chad Mendes to the ground, and the ref calls the match. This sudden stop to the fight, after rounds of Mendes wailing on McGregor, Bill thinks could almost be seen as a “stop short”. Harkening back to the days of fixed fights where referees could be bought and paid by fighters who were desperate to protect their standing.
Take a listen to the Monday Morning Podcast for yourself and see if Bill Burr’s hilarious, out of line or both!