It's been a fun past couple of months not dealing with Conor McGregor doing his usual self-promotion by way of turning the UFC slowly into the WWE with his microphone antics and punching up old men in pubs. It was almost too good to be true and it seemed as though the man was maybe perhaps focusing on his upcoming fight with Cowboy (who by the way he has said surprisingly little about.)
But then a few days ago he went back to his usual trash-talking self...
Despite the fact that we are just a few weeks away from his main event vs. Cerrone, the two-division champion has got his focus on someone he isn't even slated to fight in the future, and one of he only people who has ever beaten him, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“He doesn’t want it. He doesn’t want it. You get it and he’s trying not to lose it again. I just smell sh*t. That’s all it is. He’s afraid and that’s it."
Says the Notorious One, further solidifying my disdain for him. I wish that this trash-talking demon could just be humble every now and then rather than always stoking fires to get a payday. Personally, i think that if Khabib faces Conor again, which will almost certainly happen if he doesn't get destroyed by Cowboy, the result will be exactly the same. Conor will throw more punches and Khabib will cover up, then Conor will make a mistake and be made to tap out. Dana White has indicated although not committed to, a Khabib v McGregor rematch. White loves money above all else after all.
Khabib has had very little to say about McGregor and merely indicated that he will have to earn the fight by moving up in the ranks legitimately, which is what i would like to see as well. I don't like that guys with the biggest mouth get the big fights that other people higher up in the rankings deserve much more than he does.
Love him or hate him though, Conor certainly knows how to milk the system and he is rewarded accordingly so it is safe to say that this behavior is unlikely to stop. He is by far the richest MMA fighter of all time, despite not having even close to the most impressive record.