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Marcus Brimage: Conor McGregor will turn into a wrestler when I ‘touch his ass up’

Marcus Brimage doesn't seem too impressed with his UFC on Fuel TV 9 opponent, Conor McGregor, saying the Irish-born fighter hasn't faced anyone worth mentioning and talks down his mixed martial arts (MMA) skills, specifically his boxing technique.

Marcus Brimage lands a left hand on Jimy Hettes at UFC 152.
Marcus Brimage lands a left hand on Jimy Hettes at UFC 152.
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Former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 14 contestant Marcus Brimage didn't take too kindly to his opponent Conor McGregor's comments, calling him an "okay little boxer" that he was going to put away "Chuck Norris style" when the two featherweights meet on April 9, 2013 at UFC on FUEL TV 9.

Brimage, who is undefeated (3-0) under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner, will welcome "Notorious," who is riding an eight-fight win streak, into the Octagon when the Irishman makes his ZUFFA debut in Stockholm, Sweden.

As Marcus recently stated on his appearance on "The MMA Hour," Conor has no place to talk or question his boxing ability because the former Cage Warriors Fighting Championship (CWFC) lightweight champion hasn't fought anybody worth mentioning, spending his time competing against "English cats who can't box" and proclaims once McGregor gets tagged by one of his punches, he will convert into a wrestler...and fast.

His words:

"Who has he fought? I looked up his title run and both title fights, he got hit three times together in two fights. Which goes to show me dog, you ain't fighting nobody. I mean, that's my personal opinion, he ain't fighting nobody. You go up there, you're fighting these English cats, that ain't nothing dog. I'm boxing with Cory Spinks, I'm going toe-to-toe with Daniel Straus, I'm going with Bubba Jenkins and this guy, he is just beating up these English guys who don't know how to box and don't know how to move, and he wants to talk about my boxing? Man, you better take that shit to trial because he ain't messing with me over here. He ain't never been touched before, but, when I start touching his ass up, I guarantee you he's going to turn into a wrestler, just like all my opponents."

While "The Bama Beast" has yet to finish an opponent inside the Octagon, winning his first three bouts via decision, sparring with former IBF middleweight and welterweight boxing champion Cory Spinks can only mean positive things for his stand-up game.

Couple that with his time spent grappling with former NCAA-Division 1 wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins and the rest of his American Top Team (ATT) crew in Coconut Creek, Florida -- as well mixing it up with Bellator season six featherweight tournament winner Daniel Straus -- and Brimage is confident McGregor doesn't face the level of talent he does on a daily basis.

Name dropping aside, all the talking will soon come to a halt when they meet in Sweden to see who has the better boxing of the two in preliminary card action.

Who's your pick to come out on top in this featherweight affair?

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