Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes are not the only members of Team Alpha Male that Conor McGregor has taken issue with as of late.
It is safe to assume that Conor McGregor won’t be making a move from Straight Blast Gym in Dublin to Team Alpha Male anytime soon. “The Notorious” doesn’t exactly see eye to eye with members of the California based stud farm. Aside from his feud with Chad Mendes, which culminated at UFC 189, McGregor has also had his share of run-ins with Urijah Faber, who is currently his rival coach on The Ultimate Fighter 22.
According to a recent interview with “The California Kid”, however, the Dubliner’s differences with the camp don’t end there.
Bloodyelbow.com reported that, while a guest on Submission Radio, Faber revealed how Conor has been getting into regular and heated exchanges with UFC bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw. The veteran fighter provided a detailed description of one such incident.
“One time TJ and Conor and I in the back of the Ronda Rousey fight in LA, we were in just a private little bar with celebrities and the UFC brass and words were exchanged, and TJ was talking about Conor’s title shot and Conor went back and forth and they were getting on each other’s nerves, really. So I think they ended up having to be split up a little bit”
This will undoubtedly inspire speculation about a potential ‘champion vs champion’ match-up between the two, should Conor come through his December unification bout with Jose Aldo. Dillashaw himself has entertained such an idea in the past. While a guest on the very same show, Submission Radio, in May of this year, the bantamweight king claimed that he could beat both the men currently parading around with featherweight gold.
The reality is, though, that with the fighters already a division apart, and Conor’s days as a featherweight seemingly numbered, this bout will likely remain a fantasy.
It is a pity.
Between stories of pull-apart brawls, trash-talk, and some hilarious social media posturing this has the makings of an entertaining build-up. Not to mention that it would be a hell of a fight.
Hmmm….looking at this instagram photo of TJ, and his teammate Lance Palmer, doing a tribute to Conor makes one wonder if perhaps this is the sort of feud that should be settled with a pose down on the catwalk, ala Zoolander, rather than in the octagon.
Just a suggestion, if the fight doesn’t come off