The former UFC heavyweight champion spoke to Sam Roberts about the ever controversial Conor McGregor, and his comments towards Lesnar and the wrestling fraternity.
A throwaway comment from Conor McGregor at a media call regarding the WWE has blossomed into a full-on feud with pro wrestling. In an industry which covets respect, those who ordinarily are adept at manufacturing disputes, appear to be genuinely pissed off at McGregor’s remarks.
Central to the storied relationship between MMA and the WWE is one Brock Lesnar. Once a mammoth wrestling star in the early 2000’s, Lesnar made the transition to MMA in 2007, winning the UFC heavyweight championship in 2008.
Having taken a four year hiatus from the Octagon to return to the WWE, Lesnar crossed back over in July, defeating Mark Hunt at UFC 200 in his triumphant comeback. Two failed drug tests have tainted his resumed fighting career though, and it is this that Conor McGregor took aim at in the past few weeks.
“For the most part, those WWE guys are pussies, to be honest. They’re messed up pussies. Fair play to Brock , he got in and fought, but at the end of the day he was juiced up to the fucking eye balls, so how can I respect that?,” McGregor ranted.
“I don’t give a shit.” [when asked whether Lesnar and Jon Jones should get a lifetime ban from the UFC]
“You know what? Fuck them both, to be honest. I was taken from 200 for the co-main and the main and then both of them popped for some shit. Do what you want. I don’t give a fuck.”
While Lesnar was nonplussed at the Irishman’s claim that he now held the pay-per-view record, he didn’t take kindly to these latest rants, as he told Sam Roberts, who asked Lesnar if a WWE clash was in the offing.
“I take shits bigger than that kid. Come on. I know you kids all play fucking video games and you live in this fucking false sense of reality and shit. I’m two hundred and fucking ninety pounds. This guys a hundred and forty-five pounds, if he’s lucky. If Conor McGregor wants to say some shit to me, and get his name out there more than he already has, by dropping my name, I got about ten fucking words for him.”
The warning that followed was more than ten words, but luckily for his sake, the interviewer didn’t feel the need to point it out.
“Come here, face-to-face, Conor, and say it to my face. Otherwise leave me and the fucking WWE out of it, because I came to your arena and kicked ass. Now, if you want, and if you’re so fucking tough, come to our arena and try and kick some ass.”
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