It's not been the greatest of weekends for Conor McGregor.
The Irish talisman and sporting icon tapped out to Nate Diaz during their UFC 196 bout on Saturday night after being punished for a lazy takedown attempt and quickly hit with strikes before being put in a rear-naked choke that McGregor tapped out of just seconds after it was applied.
This had to be a low point in McGregor's career after constantly smack talking Diaz in the buildup to the fight, saying he was a bum and not good enough to beat him. Well, now McGregor is the one facing trash talk, and it's coming from Tyson Fury.
Fury took to his Twitter account yesterday following the UFC 196 pay-per-view and completely laid into McGregor for losing in the way he did.
The boxing champion actually said that Holly Holm - who lost her title to Miesha Tate - put up more of a fight than McGregor did, criticising the Irishman for tapping out so quickly when Diaz got him in that costly choke hold.
“Both top UFC fighters lost this weekend, Holly Holm showed more balls than Conor McGregor,” Fury announced.
Fury added that he would rather have been choked out and completely put to sleep rather than give up in the same fashion as McGregor.
“The fighting pride of Ireland would not have tapped out so easy. I would have went sleep first. There can only be one Tyson Fury.”
Fury comes from an Irish traveller background but was born and raised in Wythenshawe, Manchester. His paternal grandfather was from Tuam, County Galway, which is also the birthplace of his father. The Fury's of Galway are ultimately of Gaelic origin.
It seems like Tyson is now trying to call himself the true fighting champion of Ireland, despite McGregor having a much bigger fanbase and following from the Emerald Isle to his fights all around the world.
UFC Inferior to Boxing
Fury concluded by lambasting the sport as a whole, saying that boxing is the better sport where one of the opponents can't just tap out when things get hairy.
“MMA is bulls***, gets hard, tap out, boxing is the ultimate combat sport, where two proper fighters stand up and fight,” he declared.
There are a lot of people who will disagree with the Heavyweight Champion, but Fury revels in splitting opinion and he'll consider any further exposure to be good.