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Matt Serra verbally blasts ‘attention whore’ Conor McGregor for Bellator 187 antics

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Even during a week that offered boomerang attacks and massive title fight news, the mixed martial arts (MMA) world was not quick to forget Conor McGregor’s ridiculous antics at Bellator 187 earlier this month.

The newest member of the MMA community to join the discussion about “Notorious” is none other than former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra. As you may have guessed, the fast-talking New York native held nothing back when pointing out what he believes to be McGregor’s personal motive behind his decision to scale the cage at Bellator 187.

“The point is this: He makes it about himself,” Serra said during a recent episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast. “He doesn’t make it about his friends. He’s not doing that to support his friends … Dude – you’re an attention whore. That’s not respectful to your fighter. And what about him jumping on the cage and smacking the official?

“If I did that, if anybody did that, they’d be called a f*cking asshole. How does this guy get a pass? … He’s acting like a f*cking asshole.”

While McGregor (kind of) apologized for jumping the cage, shoving a referee, slapping an official, and talking shit about it afterwards, his uncontrollable actions will presumably land him in even deeper water with UFC. In addition, McGregor is once again coming off like he believes he’s bigger than the sport of MMA.

“I just think it’s f*cking silly that people are like, ‘Ahh, well, that’s Conor, he’s bigger than life!’ He’s allowed to smack somebody? Man, f*ck that dude. I don’t give a f*ck.”

You can always count on Serra to keep it 100. The former UFC champion is one of the more outspoken analysts in the sport today and is spot on when talking about McGregor and his unexpected explosion this month in Dublin, Ireland. While Serra may be taking an aggressive approach to the discussion, he’s saying what other people are thinking.

As of now, UFC has not handed out an official punishment to McGregor. But assuming the promotion wants to save some face after its main attraction made a ruckus inside of the Bellator cage a decision regarding “Notorious” should come soon.

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