Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion-turned sometimes Welterweight, Conor McGregor, often has a way with words. This week, though, "Notorious" is having a hard time finding them, and when he does, it's not very nice.
"Fuck the Diaz brothers, yeah?" McGregor shouted after his recent open workout. "Fuck those cockroaches! It’s a big fight — it always was. We came here ready for war, not ready throw little bitch bottles and go running. We’re here ready to fight, so let’s go…. That fairy tale that he’s having [right now] is coming to an end. So all of his little fans giving him the invincible feeling that he can’t be knocked out — he can be knocked out. And he will be knocked out. Fuck team Diaz! And if you are down with team Diaz then fuck you, too!"
McGregor -- who was upset company President Dana White cut short the UFC 202 press conference earlier this week (see his behind-the-scenes reaction here) -- is seemingly still riled up about the tomfoolery that led to members from both camps being banned from entering T-Mobile Arena, which is where UFC 202 will take place this Saturday night (Aug. 20, 2016). It is, indeed, a big fight -- perhaps the biggest ever for the world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) league -- but not one that will define the Irishman's legacy.
"My legacy is set in stone," McGregor said. "My legacy was set in stone when Jose [Aldo] crumbled in 13 seconds. This is just something else outside of this. This is just a straight fight. So I'm happy with that because that's what I came here for --I came in here for a straight fight."
Based on everything that has transpired, including McGregor's submission loss to Diaz five months ago, it feels like there is a little more to it than just that, but he's definitely going to get what he came to "Sin City" for when it's showtime.
For better or worse.