Conor McGregor Calls Rumors of UFC Turmoil Are ‘All Horse S***’ (VIDEO)
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has put up with a lot of rumor-mongering during his time as one of the biggest stars in MMA. However, one rumor he won’t stand for is one that insinuates there is turmoil in his relationship with UFC president Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta.
In an interview with Andrew McGahon of Severe MMA, McGregor didn’t mince words.
“It’s all horse sh*t, that is,” McGregor said. “I have a great relationship with Lorenzo and a great relationship with Dana. Don’t get me wrong, I’m climbing that corporate ladder every day and we will be neck and neck. Maybe somewhere along the line, I will take that lion’s share. But we will always be together. Loyalty is what I have. They gave me this. They are helping me with this and I am helping them. We are a team.”
McGregor also spoke candidly about his upcoming fight on March 5 against UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196. McGregor states he would like to keep moving up in weight class, hoping to compete for the welterweight title. But for now, he’s focused on dos Anjos, and on competing at UFC 200 this year.
“I am taking what I want and I am doing what I want,” McGregor said. “When you can rack up $400 million in revenue for the company, you can do whatever the f*ck you want. I’m living the whatever-the-f*ck-I-want life. That’s the life I live. Whatever I want, whenever I want. And I have earned that through hard work, through sacrifice and that’s it — through victory.”
Watch the compelling interview below:
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