Conor McGregor got into a heated back and forth with a reporter during the UFC 264 pre-fight press conference after the reporter, who remains unnamed called out the Notorious for his lack of activity and tried to ridicule the former two-weight champion by reminding him that he just has a single win in the UFC’s lightweight division since Barack Obama was president.
“You have won exactly one fight since Barack Obama was president.”
Needless to say, Conor McGregor did not like being ridiculed like that and shot back at the reporter with brutal trash talk. “Shut your mouth, I will go down and smash you,” McGregor responded as the heated back and forth continued.
“You little rat. You little rabbit head, someone smack him, smack him.” McGregor looked extremely furious at the comments. The reporter in the pink suit did not stop here as he began to ridicule McGregor, “This man sent you to a place where time doesn’t exist, we want to know why should anyone expect anything different this Saturday.”
“It’s one more fight and I won that you little sissya**. You little fan**pad.” McGregor hit back at the reporter. You can watch the entire segment at 49:45 in the UFC 264 pre-fight press conference.
Has Conor McGregor lost his shine?
There was a time when wouldn’t even are to ask questions like these to the former champion. However, subsequent losses in the UFC’s lightweight division against Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier have made many question McGregor’s hunger to fight. Ever since his fight with Floyd Mayweather, McGregor just hasn’t been the same.
While his win over Donald Cerrone reminded us of a vintage McGregor, the lack of inactivity and his inability to finish fights like he used to has certainly made many question McGregor’s greatness.
Be that as it may, Conor McGregor has certainly not lost his credibility, and the fans during the press conference were testimony that McGregor is still the most popular fighter in the world of mixed martial arts. Needless to say, for those still doubting his legacy, McGregor will look to put everything at rest with a statement win over Dustin Poirier this weekend at UFC 264.