Mixed martial arts fans are roasting ESPN commentator, Stephen A. Smith, as footage of him hitting the pads in a workout made rounds on social media.
Smith was in hot water last weekend after he made comments on Donald Cerrone’s performance against Conor McGregor at UFC 246.
The MMA veteran was finished just 40 seconds into the first round after ‘The Notorious’ launched a barrage of shoulder strikes and a head kick before taking him out with a ground-and-pound.
“I’m quite disgusted. Let me be very, very clear: I’m honored to be up here with you guys,” Smith said, (via BJPenn.com)
“I’m a spectator watching the sport. I expected to see more than 40 seconds.”
“I predicted McGregor was going to win this fight inside of two rounds. I thought he would take him out.”
Here’s the deal: 15 seconds in, ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone was done.”
“He got hit with those shoulders in the clinch, and he was done. It looked like he gave up. It was just an atrocious performance on his part.”
Now, fans are exacting revenge on the sports commentator for Cowboy as they criticized him over his pad work video.
That Stephen A. Smith uppercut/hook looks deadly pic.twitter.com/QVkvvuex1E
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) January 21, 2020
Check out the craziest reactions to Smith’s pad work video below:
..and there’s still people out there that think Stephen A. Smith knows nothing about MMA. pic.twitter.com/Ui2GtgZMdk
— Areola Helwani (@elPicogram) January 21, 2020
Stephen a smith needs to fire the guy holding pads for him having that man look foolish like that
— David Kadiri (@pimpnamedbeast) January 23, 2020
Watching Stephen A Smith hit the focus pads is so damn embarrassing. It’s like watching a guy who has terrible form when throwing a baseball. #stephenasmith
— Not T-Bone (@NotTroyThomas) January 22, 2020
The fact that @stephenasmith had the audacity to review the video of him hitting pads and saying looks good let’s post this to social media is hilarious to me. The guy is “atrocious” at punching anything lol. Stiff as a board and then legs ready to fold.
— Shane (@ItsThaMaGee) January 22, 2020
@stephenasmith Stop calling players out like you got hands after that awful display of you hitting the pads.
— DJM (@Dmar722) January 22, 2020
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/ Stephen A. Smith and Twitter/ Hoops Central)