Watch: 'I heard Frankie’s little broke ass is wrapped in a burka'- Conor McGregor's astonishing rant at rivals
A week ago today, Conor McGregor gave a typically brash acceptance speech after being named Fighter of the Year at the World MMA Awards and, it turns out, he recorded an alternative cut that was equally unforgettable.
You just don’t know what to expect from the UFC featherweight champion. Sometimes he’s the articulate and magnetic showman, bestowed with an innate Midas touch to generate massive anticipation for his bouts.
He can also be downright hilarious when goading opponents to the point of distraction. And, on occasion, the Dubliner can be truly obnoxious, though McGregor reserves that almost exclusively for anyone he deems an obstacle to his success.
In 2015, he won both the interim and undisputed featherweight titles and, with the help of Ronda Rousey, resuscitated the UFC’s Pay-Per-View sales. So, it was of no great surprise that at the Annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards, he was chosen as the Fighter of the Year.
Unable to attend, as he prepares to challenge lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 196 on March 5, he recorded a video message as an acceptance speech.
In which he informed all his contemporaries in the audience that were bums and, that heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, a teammate of Dos Anjos, was a pussy.
Well, he had another in the vault and it’s also a doozy. Frankie Edgar is likely to the first challenger to McGregor’s featherweight crown and has hounded the SBG man to face him. Edgar is associated with an MMA team in the middle east now, and the ‘Notorious’ saw an opening.
“I heard Frankie’s little broke ass is wrapped in a burka. I heard he’s dressed like a little sheikh servant- struggling to make a few quid.
Then, he addressed nobody in particular with regards to their paltry earning capacity in comparison to him.
“Hard work pays off, so take notes. Stop holding bitterness deep in your bum soul. Stuck on 20k to show and 20k to fight; I wipe my ass with that money. I tip your wage, yeah.”