Outspoken Irishman Conor McGregor was praised by his fellow featherweight Frankie Edgar recently.
McGregor has been able to keep his name in MMA headlines, and even picked up a spot on the Carson Daly Show (See that HERE). Edgar believes McGregor is the reason people are talking about the featherweight division.
(via The MMA Hour)
“Everybody is talking man. But he is kind of setting the pace for everybody. Chael was doing it, but he was kind of in the sport for a while before he did it. Conor kind of came out of nowhere and did it. I think people are taking notice and saying, ‘Wow, this gets me some attention and noticed.’ So, people are opening their mouths more. It just is what it is.”
“I think people want to prove themselves to be the man. I don’t really get caught up with stuff like that. I kind of sit back, take a look at it to see how it plays out. You know me, I don’t get paid to talk. If that was the case, I’d have your job. At the end of the day, I have two mouths to feed, so I go in there and fight.”
McGregor has been on the receiving end of criticism, as has UFC President Dana White, for what critics believe has been favoritism towards McGregor.
“Nah, he’s doing well. They like him. Numbers sell, controversy sells, that’s it. I’m not a jealous guy, I’m not going to hate on the kid or anything. He’s doing right by these guys; listen people are talking about our division because of this guy, let’s be real.”