Monday 19 February 2018

Conor McGregor is so popular because Irish people "have nothing else to cheer for" says MMA veteran

Faber claims Ireland has nothing to celebrate and all the males are "mangled looking"

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor
Ger Keville

Ger Keville

MMA veteran Urijah Faber has claimed that Conor McGregor is so popular because the people of Ireland have “nothing else to cheer for”.

Thirty-four-year-old American Faber has previously fought, and lost to, Jose Aldo, the man McGregor goes toe-to-toe with for the featherweight title in Las Vegas in June.

While Faber was quick to praise Irishman McGregor and says he would prefer to fight him over Aldo some day, he had a little pop at the people of Ireland, suggestion we have little to cheer about and all the men are “mangled looking”.

Speaking on a recent episode of Team Alpha Male Radio, Faber said: “He’s got a whole nation of people that have nothing else to cheer for.

“I think it’s fun, this sport needs guys like Conor. Conor’s not just a talker he’s a great fighter. He’s a guy that backs up what he says and he’s making headlines.”

Watch interview here (McGregor bit at 2.20) 

Those compliments were quickly balanced by another pop at the Irish.

“Especially for Ireland, I’ve seen some hot Irish women but all the dudes over there are pretty mangled looking.

“Conor, just not having freckles and bright red hair makes him like a super male model over there. The ability to not have a face full of freckles and red hair steps his game up tremendously in Ireland. They’ve got a hero and he’s good.”

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