Conor McGregor encourages Ritu Phogat

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Conor McGregor encourages Ritu Phogat after Atomweight GP finals loss

Conor McGregor encourages Ritu Phogat following her loss in the ONE Atomweight Grand Prix finals.

The Irish superstar took to his personal Twitter to voice support for The Indian Tigress following her recent submission setback.

The former dual division UFC titleholder stated, “Hard luck today Ritu Phogat! A setback for a greater comeback! Let’s go Ritu! Let’s go India! We march on!”.

McGregor had previously indicated his interest in Indian culture overall in early November on his social media. But also the desire to want to see Indian MMA continue to grow and mentioned Ritu Phogat as someone that he saw as a good ambassador for that.

Conor McGregor encourages Ritu Phogat

The dominant wrestling game of Phogat was largely nullified by Stamp with the former ONE Muay Thai and ONE Kickboxing Atomweight world champion showcasing her ever-improving grappling game.

Stamp Fairtex locked in the armbar victory in the second stanza of their December 3rd clash inside Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Ritu Phogat fell to 7-2 in her overall mixed martial arts career. This snapped a three-fight winning streak that the wrestling powerhouse had put together.

Stamp’s overall MMA record improves to 8-1 and she is now presently riding a three-fight winning streak.

ONE: Winter Warriors played host to this high stakes Atomweight bout with Stamp not only winning a gorgeous GP belt. But also punching her ticket to a future crack at the divisional world champion Angela Lee as Unstoppable prepares to return in 2022.

Stamp Fairtex’s path to the tournament finals saw her best Alyona Rassohyna in the quarter-finals and Julie Mezabarba in the semi-finals.

Ritu Phogat’s road through the ONE Atomweight Grand Prix involved compiling wins over Meng Bo in the quarter-finals and Jenelyn Olsim in the semi-finals.

What are your thoughts on McGregor’s encouragement towards Phogat post-ONE Atomweight GP overall?

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