Conor McGregor divides opinion, that is just the way the Irish fighter is. Like marmite, you either love him or you hate him.
The Irish superstar is the biggest draw in the UFC right now and looks set to break various company records as he takes on Nate Diaz in a rematch at UFC 202 later this year.
However, by taking on Diaz two fights in a row, The Notorious One has been neglecting UFC's featherweight division, of which he is the Champion. Well, one UFC fighter has spoken out about this neglect and he isn't too happy.
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Speaking in a recent interview with Bloody Elbow, Jim 'The Beast' Alers had a go at his fellow featherweight, calling the whole situation "bull****."
"I think it's bull****, to be honest."
"If you know anything about my career, Conor and I have some history back in the past before the UFC. This guy has never defended any of the title he's ever won," Alers stated.
According to Alers, even during their time in Cage Warriors, McGregor just wouldn't defend his titles, preferring to take on new challenges.
"He's won back in the day at Cage Warriors, the 45 and 55 title, and never defended them. Now he's in the UFC, wins a title, and is already at his second fight after and still hasn't defended it. I don't think that's right."
No Title Defenses
Alers does have a point. Look at McGregor's record in Cage Warriors. In June 2012, he won the CWFC featherweight title from Dave Hill. Six months later, in his first fight since beating Hill and becoming featherweight champion, he defeated Ivan Buchinger to win the Lightweight title.
McGregor just does what he wants.
"There's so many guys that put in work, and work hard all the time, these guys deserve title shots. they deserve to fight for the title and to move up in the rankings. Because he wants to do whatever he wants to do everyone else has to suffer and wait."
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