Conor McGregor is not scared of making a quote or two that will inflame tensions in the UFC and the Irishman has been at it again.
Speaking during a media day ahead of his upcoming fight against Nate Diaz later this week at UFC 202, 'The Notorious' was back to his fiery best, managing to put down an entire division in a few sentences.
After being asked about a potential post-202 fight against Jose Aldo, McGregro took aim at basically every featherweight in the promotion.
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“I read that, we’ll see," McGregor started off as saying, when discussing quotes about Dana White all but confirming that he would be facing Jose Aldo next.
"There’s a lot to still happen yet. I’m going to go in there, to face this man (Diaz), do what I know I can do and put him away and then we’ll see.”
Then the Irishman hit peak McGregor, claiming that the rest of the featherweight division are essentially running scared.
“They’re (the rest of the division) praying I don’t come back. Tell me one time I didn’t make weight. I made championship weight when I didn’t have to. I am the featherweight world champion," he said.
"The guy I KO’d in seconds is the interim, I am leaps and bounds ahead of that division.”
McGregor is as confident as ever about his abilities, despite tapping out to Nate Diaz rather quickly back at UFC 196. If he beats Diaz this weekend then a trilogy match could certainly be on the cards.
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