UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor made a whole new set of enemies last weekend. During an eventful pay-per-view interview with Ariel Helwani, ‘The Notorious’ basically blasted the UFC.
Claiming Dana White wasn’t his boss, the brash Irishman also said he won’t be fighting in the UFC next. Talking about a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, McGregor flipped off his UFC bosses in a big way.
It Wasn’t Only Dana & The UFC
Taking aim at his two-time opponent Nate Diaz, McGregor accused him of being ‘Floyd Mayweather’s bitch.’ He was referring to a video call the two shared where they took shots at ‘The Notorious.’
Here’s what McGregor said about Diaz:
“Nate’s a b*tch. Nate’s a f*cking b*tch, and let me tell you why ” McGregor said (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “I had the biggest respect for Nate – and I still have big respect for Nick, he’s out doing his thing – but when [Nate] took that phone call or that video call from Floyd Mayweather, and was like, ‘hello Floyd’s fans,’ he was Floyd’s b*tch that night.”
“I was like, you f*cking p*ssy. You absolute p*ssy. When he had that video call, he should’ve been on the other end of that line, and when Floyd was saying ‘you made McGregor tapout,’ he’s like, ‘yeah I did,’ and Floyd is saying, ‘I’m going to finish the job’ — he should’ve said, ‘shut your f*cking mouth, or I’ll strangle you too,’ and then post that everywhere. And then all of a sudden, it would’ve been like f*ck Floyd.”
“It would’ve be me and Nate again. But he was Floyd’s b*tch that night. He was Floyd’s employee that night. So look, f*ck Nate. F*ck Nick. F*ck the Diaz Brothers. And if you want to be down with the Diaz Brothers, then f*ck you too.”
“Look, he took a hell of a lot of smacks that night (at UFC 202),” McGregor said. “His face droops to the left. Look at him. Look real close at him. His face droops to the left now. You don’t take them left hammers all for 25 minutes and come back normal.”
“He was not normal in that phone call. I was expecting a different situation, but I couldn’t believe it when I watched it. I watched like 10 minutes of it, and Floyd’s like, ‘hey Nate, say hello to my fans.’ You f*cking b*tch. It’s the biggest b*tch move I’ve ever seen. So whatever, it is what it is. Now you’re back in the queue. Now you’re at the back of the queue.”
Never one to stay quiet, here was Nate Diaz’s response:
Guard ya grill….
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) 30 January 2017