The Rock and Conor McGregor Just Bro'd Out on Instagram

Conor McGregor is in what you could charitably call a pretty rough place right now, awaiting his June 14 court date to face felony charges for launching a trolley through a bus window back in April.

But if anyone is well-equipped to metaphorically and probably literally lift you out of a funk, it’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who had some kind words for the former UFC lightweight champion after screening HBO’s McGregor documentary, Notorious.

“Great insight into the DNA of this successful and smart business man,” The Rock wrote. “Best part of his success, is when you strip it all away — it will always come down to being the hardest worker in the room. Those roots never go away. Solid doc. Well done brother.”

Saturday night doc viewing. @thenotoriousmma NOTORIOUS. Great insight into the DNA of this successful and smart business man. Best part of his success, is when you strip it all away – it will always come down to being the hardest worker in the room. Those roots never go away. Solid doc. Well done brother. ??

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McGregor, who has drastically toned down his usual “you’s do nothing c***s” type of social media style recently, responded with his own wholesome bit of appreciation.

“Thank you Rock!” McGregor wrote. “Your work ethic is inspiring to me and I appreciate these words very much! Big respect my Uce.”

Thank you Rock! Your work ethic is inspiring to me and I appreciate these words very much! Big respect my Uce ? #Repost @therock ・・・ Saturday night doc viewing. @thenotoriousmma NOTORIOUS. Great insight into the DNA of this successful and smart business man. Best part of his success, is when you strip it all away – it will always come down to being the hardest worker in the room. Those roots never go away. Solid doc. Well done brother. ??

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As long as the pair of super-successful sports buds are publicly bro-ing out, there are a few lessons we hope McGregor gleans from The Rock.

First, throwing a trolley through a bus window was a terrible idea.

This is self-explanatory. You shouldn’t have done that.

Despite the fact he could, The Rock has never once thrown a trolley through a bus window, and we love him all the more for it.

Second, there’s still time to come out the other side a better dude.

In addition to sending words of wisdom to McGregor, The Rock has been busy on Instagram sharing the “Genius Talks” speech he gave to the L.A. Lakers.

One piece — which Johnson illustrated with the story of the time he ripped his quad completely off his tendon during a match with John Cena — is particularly timely for McGregor, who is undoubtedly at a low point of his own making.

“We’re gonna have times in our lives where we get fucked up and knocked down,” The Rock said. “It’s a very defining moment when that time comes because you can either say, ‘I’m done’… or you can fight thru your pain — physical or emotional — get back up and finish the job.”

We’re gonna have times in our lives where we get fucked up and knocked down. It’s a very defining moment when that time comes because you can either say, “I’m done”… or you can fight thru your pain – physical or emotional – get back up and finish the job. We had a scheduled 45min WrestleMania match (including our entrances and post match celebration) and at 15min mark of my match against John Cena, for the @wwe Championship – I ripped my quadricep and my adductor tendons off my pelvis. Laying on the mat, I also had no idea that my tendons torn off my pelvis, caused a wicked chain reaction of three immediate hernia tears throughout my abdomen which would eventually lead to emergency surgery. I need tequila. I pushed thru and continued the match for another 20+ minutes. We all have these moments… Pain is temporary, but finishing the job is forever. Good to see this message had a real impact on the team. My guy @kuz #GeniusTalks #LAKERS #PushThruPain

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And please, McGregor, give us something better than this lousy Instagram apology.

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