Conor McGregor isn’t sparing a single soul from his trash-talking.
While appearing on “The MMA Hour,” the UFC’s featherweight champion took aim at a few UFC fighters who he feels are “begging” for a chance to fight him. All this a day after The Notorious shredded WWE and its wrestlers into bits and pieces.
McGregor blasted featherweights Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar — who fought at UFC 200 for the interim belt and a shot to fight McGregor in a title unification bout — and criticized their passive fighting styles.
“Frankie can’t touch (Aldo) and Aldo’s dancing around, playing it safe, and I’m saying ‘fight,’” McGregor said. “You want this? You want this fight again? Take it. Win it. You can’t play it safe like that. Where’s my excitement in that?”
McGregor also commented on the iconic photo of him staring down both fighters at UFC 200.
“That’s my division,” McGregor said. “My belt. And these (guys) have been talking all kinds of stuff, so I just wanted to stand up and let them know, I’m here. Let me see what the (expletive) you have.”
If McGregor decides not to go back to the featherweight class after his UFC 202 bout against Nate Diaz, he potentially could fight middleweight champion Eddie Alvarez, a man McGregor called a “bum” and a “novice.”
He went on to say that he has a number of options for his next fight, but the story is the same with every potential challenger.
“They’re all begging for (a chance to fight me),” McGregor said. “They’re all begging in their own unique way, but make no mistake, it’s begging. They are all begging for this. They’re all begging for what Nate got. They look at Nate, who went from 20-and-20 to now he’s talking big money, so they’re all on their hands and knees begging for this.”
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