Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been criticized by its own fighters for the way it treats reigning lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Former 155-pound kingpin Frankie Edgar, one of the most loyal combatants on the entire roster, claims the “C” in UFC stands for “Conor,” because the trash-talking Irishman gets to call the shots (read those comments here).
Dana White’s response? SHUT UP!
“I got all these guys crying about 'Oh Conor this and Conor that,'“ White told media members on yesterday’s media conference call. “Shut up. Step up and fight like Conor McGregor fights. Take the big fights when someone falls out on four or five days notice.”
McGregor was able to put the promotion on hold last summer when he didn’t get the deal was looking for ahead of UFC 200. Then after his historic title win at UFC 205, “Notorious” announced a 10-month leave to handle his newborn baby.
His first fight back, however, will not even take place in the same sport.
That’s because McGregor was able to land a high-profile “Money” fight against undefeated pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr., a boxing bout that goes down Aug. 26 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
And if you thought Edgar and Co. were miffed before...