Tuesday 20 February 2018

Conor McGregor: 'It would be great to roll up and fight at UFC Dublin without the bulls**t'

Fergus Ryan

Fergus Ryan

Even though we only got five minutes with the Notorious' Conor McGregor he managed to put most of the UFC roster on blast.

He reserved his sternest words for Joe Duffy, who was forced to withdraw from Saturday night due to a medical suspension.

McGregor’s view on Duffy’s concussion was that it was lucky break. While the UFC and most of the MMA media are high on Joe Duffy, McGregor doesn’t think he’s cut from championship cloth.

“Maybe this was good for Joe and it delays the inevitable… it delayed the fact that he would be exposed in there” Conor said.

Shortly after the news broke that Duffy was out McGregor tweeted that he’d be willing to weigh-in and fight Dustin Poirier again. Was he serious? You bet.

“It would have been amazing to weigh in and fight with none of the other bulls**t. Roll up and weigh-in? And get paid? That’s all I wanna do! If there was none of the other shit and just show up weigh-in and fight, I’d wipe out the whole roster in four months” explained a defiant McGregor.

Naturally, he’s delighted for his team-mate Paddy Holohan who has been elevated to the main event. He reminded us that Holohan made his debut and fought first at UFC Dublin last July and now he’s the main event.

A lot can happen in a year.

* Conor McGregor was speaking at Life Style Sports on Grafton Street with thanks to Reebok. The official Reebok UFC range is available at the Life Style Sports Grafton Street or Mary Street stores

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