Conor McGregor really doesn’t mince words and he also has plenty of them.
The Irish fighter has continued his verbal tirade against Poirier and says that his next opponent really doesn’t warrant his attention.
“He’s a journeyman fighter, and that’s what I see,” McGregor said. “He doesn’t impress me at all. I believe he’s a basic fighter, he throws basic shots, and in my eyes he’s a journeyman. It’s that simple.”
For his part, McGregor says that he doesn’t have anything personal against the featherweight.
“I don’t dislike anybody – this is business at the end of the day,” McGregor said. “It can be cruel, it can be ruthless, but it is never personal. I don’t ever fight with emotion. I can enter cold, calm and collected. That is it. He might have a dislike toward me, but ultimately that is not my problem.”
With the UFC’s featherweight division becoming increasingly competitive, McGregor says that Dana White will have no choice but to give him a title shot if he soundly defeats Poirier.
“I believe (the UFC) is going to be under a lot of pressure to give me that title shot. Really, I don’t think they want to deny me the title shot, anyway. I believe they want me to have that belt. So Sept. 27, I’ll go in there and handle my business and prove that I’m ready for the belt. It’s time.”
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