During the recent Fighters Only 2016 awards, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor made a speech that they refused to show. Now the footage has been released. Watch here…
Reigning UFC featherweight champion and Irish phenom the “Notorious” Conor McGregor made waves with his speech after winning “Fighter of the Year” at the recent Fighter’s Only Awards show.
Unable to attend the event, McGregor filmed his acceptance speech, in which he called out a majority of the mixed martial arts (MMA) world, specifically heavyweight champion Fabricio “Vai Cavalo” Werdum.
However, it now appears as if Werdum wasn’t the only one bashed by the 145-pound king, as new video footage from Fighter’s Only features McGregor taking shots at Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and Nate Diaz as well.
Edgar, who appears to be next in line at featherweight, has been campaigning for a shot at McGregor for quite some time now, while Diaz called out the Irishman after his most recent win over Michael Johsnon last December.
Check out what the brash McGregor had to say about each man and his money below:
“The who’s who of MMA I’m sure is there in their badly fitted suits, having a penny in their pocket,” McGregor said. “I heard Nate Diaz couldn’t even afford to fly over to Las Vegas for the ceremony. Frankie Edgar… I heard he’s dressed like a little Sheikh servant or something struggling to make a few quid.
“Hard work pays so take notes,” he continued. “Stop holding bitterness deep in your bum soul. Stuck on 20,000 to show and 20,000 to fight. I wipe my ass with that money. I tip your wage in a year.”
Enjoy the full video below:
McGregor is currently slated to take on lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of March 5’s UFC 196 from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Edgar will likely get his shot at the “Notorious” one if and when McGregor gets around to defending his featherweight title, and a showdown between McGregor and Diaz could go down in the future given the outcome of UFC 196.
Does McGregor have what it takes to dethrone RDA and simultaneously hold two titles at one time?