Fabricio Werdum blasts Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor in Octagon

It’s no secret that Fabricio Werdum and Conor McGregor don’t like one another. The pair’s beef extends back quite some time, but grew to an entirely new level when McGregor bashed Werdum during his 2016 World MMA Awards acceptance speech.

Several weeks ago when Rafael dos Anjos was forced to withdraw from his UFC 196 lightweight title bout with Conor McGregor, Werdum jumped to his teammates defense as McGregor claimed dos Anjos simply sustained a ‘bruised foot’ in training. Of course, dos Anjos broke his foot and will be sidelined for 3-6 weeks.

In the wake of McGregor’s UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz, Werdum spoke to Portal do Vale Tudo to discuss McGregor:

“It’s very rare for me to wish for someone to lose, but it’s what I felt and I wanted to share with my fans. He started his career well, promoting himself, making money and selling fights. Then he went in over his head. He could have stayed in his weight class, real quiet. But he decided to show his weakness to the world. He has no ground game. He’s all talk. He was already exposed against Chad Mendes. At the MMA Awards, instead of talking about the award he won, he started talking about me, how I wasn’t a real champion and then about Jon Jones. He said he would fight in all weight classes against anybody. There needs to be respect.”

“There’s only one way to shut him up — by beating him, and even then he will run his mouth. He got here yesterday and is already disrespecting the old school guys. So of course fighters don’t like him. I’m sure I speak for many fighters, because he disrespects our community.”