On The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 31, Conor McGregor's second coaching gig has been a letdown. In the most recent TUF show, McGregor's winless run increased to 6-0 when the Irishman fell to his knees following the loss of a bout he was easily winning for a member of his team.
Lee Hammond, who was recently hailed by McGregor as a potential champion, was shockingly defeated by Kurt Hollobaugh. In the beginning, as the fight went on, McGregor's prospects of earning the first victory of the current season rose, but Hammond unleashed a relentless onslaught while displaying expert ground-and-pound.
Despite putting on a commanding performance, Hammond's luck quickly changed as he lost to a devastating guillotine choke from Hollobaugh in the last seconds of the second round.
A visibly disappointed Conor McGregor, consoled Hammond in the cage, passionately affirming his unwavering faith in the young prospect's fighting prowess. 'The Notorious' also acknowledged Hammond's remarkable growth as a fighter:
"I thought Lee was the better fighter, he got caught but he was dominating the guy. he loves it, it's his life. I'm very happy to see him grow and become the fighter he has become today."