Conor McGregor Bravado Slammed by UFC Middleweight Challenger Luke Rockhold
Conor McGregor’s divisive persona means there are always going to be those associated with the UFC who aren’t huge fans. But it seems as though middleweight star Luke Rockhold dislikes the fighting Irishman a little more than most.
McGregor has become a key figure in the sport after some colourful antics and vibrant performances, but Rockhold thinks the interim featherweight champion may be getting a little too big for his boots after some recent successes, per Matt Erickson and Justin Park of MMAjunkie *warning, expletives used*:
He’s starting to believe his own hype, and he thinks he’s way bigger than the sport now, which is kind of annoying.
We’ll see how it all pans out in the future for the guy. But usually, guys who rise that fast fall even harder. We’ll see if he can keep his crown—and I wouldn’t even say his crown. His title is the No. 1 contender. The guy’s not a champion.
He just needs to calm down a little bit. He could win the belt—I’m not saying he can’t. But he’s strutting around backstage (at the ‘Go Big’ press conference) like his d–k’s 10 feet long, and the belt around his head, and his chest puffed out. It’s like, cool the f–ck down.
The man known as Notorious is scheduled to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 194 for the featherweight title in December. McGregor is currently the interim owner of the belt after he beat Chad Mendes in July; the Irishman was meant to fight former champion Aldo, but he pulled out of the bout due to injury.
Rockhold will be sharing the spotlight with McGregor at UFC 194, as he goes up against Chris Weidman for 185-pound championship in the co-main event.
McGregor isn’t to everyone’s taste, but as noted by Chamatkar Sandhu of MMAjunkie, the Irishman is always box office:
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