Conor McGregor has not been shy about speaking his mind when it comes to his fellow UFC Featherweights. He has even dabbled in ridiculing fighters in the heavier weight divisions. McGregor, who is still recovering from a torn ACL, was recently on an Irish independent radio station News Talk, and once again went after a few contenders. (Courtesy of MMAFighting)
I would love that [Diego Sanchez] fight, but he’s been getting his ass whooped in the past couple fights. I don’t want to end his career. He’s already slowing. Like he said, he’s been with the promotion for nine years. He’s been there since Ultimate Fighter 1. He’s the original Ultimate Fighter. The guy can barely string a sentence together. It’s time to call it a day.
This is a dangerous game. You don’t want to hang around this game too long. I’m going to get in, whoop everyone, take the belts and go home with all the money.
Not even UFC Featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, is safe from McGregor’s scorn. When asked if he believed Aldo to be among the best in the world, McGregor did not mince words:
I don’t think so. I think he’s basic. His movements are limited. He doesn’t do any crazy movements. There’s nothing that jumps off the page when I look at him. I thought that straight away. A lot of guys think he’s this and think he’s that. I certainly don’t. That fight will happen and when that fight does happen everyone’s going to see. I’m going to prove what I’m saying.
As for Aldo’s last challenger, Ricardo Lamas, McGregor still holds that ‘nobody cares’ about him:
Well, it’s true. Nobody does care. When he got the fight against Aldo he fought like he was happy he got the chance. He didn’t fight to win. He fought to compete. He fought for the chance. I’m not fighting for the chance. I’m not trying to just get up there so I can say I fought for the belt. I’m taking it. That’s my mind frame.
You can tell by a guy by the way he speaks and what way he approaches the fight. What way he’s thinking. He fought just for the chance. He didn’t fight to win. He fought to see the bell. The same way I thought [Max] Holloway fought. He didn’t fight to win. He fought to make it three rounds.
With the UFC returning to Dublin, Ireland in July, you can expect that McGregor will headline. Initial rumors are stating that McGregor will tangle with former TUF alum, Cole Miller.