Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor demands thanks from UFC fighters in latest Tweet

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Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the UFC right now, that's just a straight up, pretty much undeniable fact.

The Irishman has been a powerhouse all throughout his time with Dana White and Co.'s promotion, and despite losing for the first time in his UFC career to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, he is still a major draw in the company.

McGregor got paid a million dollars by the UFC for his fight against Diaz, even though he lost, and "The Notorious" will probably get even more for the rematch that has been organized for UFC 200 in July later this year.


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The reigning UFC featherweight champion has made money for the likes of Diaz and Jose Aldo just for facing them, with the American and Brazilian fighters receiving bigger pay cheques than they ever would've received if they would have fought someone not named Conor McGregor.

McGregor took to Twitter yesterday to address this fact, stating that, on the day of his third anniversary in the UFC, everyone should be thanking him for taking their pay cheques to another level.

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Except no one has.

"3 years ago today, I began my crusade to take all you bums from 5 figure paydays to multi seven figure paydays," he said. "And not even a thank you."

Well, there was one UFC star who sort of praised McGregor, as the number one ranked welterweight fighter Rory MacDonald joked that he would like to get in on the McGregor motivational masterclass to becoming a better you.

He said: "(McGregor) coming out with a dvd box set "change your bum life in 3 years" ... lord knows i would buy it!" 

McGregor made his UFC debut with a very impressive first-round knockout win against Marcus Brimage on April 6, 2013. He went on to win his next six fights, including a featherweight title victory over Jose Aldo in just 16 seconds, before succumbing to a Diaz rear-naked choke back in March.

The hype train still rolls on, though, with the next stop being Las Vegas on July 9, in a match that could very well break every single UFC box office record.

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