UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor recently did a very entertaining interview with Severe MMA and spoke about a range of subjects surrounding himself and the UFC.
One subject that came up was about McGregor’s success in the UFC in such a short time period to currently, as he puts it, “owning the game.”
“I am taking what I want, and I am doing what I want,” McGregor said. “When you can rack up $400 million for the company in back-to-back events, you can do whatever the fu-k you want.
“I’m living the whatever the fu-k I want life. That’s the life I live. Whatever I want, whenever I want. And, I’ve earned that through hard work and through sacrifice and that is it, through victory.”
“The Notorious” says that he doesn’t see anyone else “working” like he is in the UFC.
“Everywhere I look, I see fake work, or pretend work, or pose work. So, I put in real work, hard work and that’s it. People pull out all the time and people make excuses all the time. I just get on, put in the work and reap the rewards and that’s why you see me with everything and with complete control of this whole game.”
McGregor then touches on how the sport of MMA has dropped the mentality of being the best at martial arts, no matter who the opponent.
“That is what true martial arts is about. Somewhere along the line, it came about, I don’t know what it came about. But, it didn’t become about martial arts anymore, you know? How many times have you seen a champion instantly go up? How many years have you heard of superfights, this, that, and nothing! “How many time have you heard about a little sore toe, an opponent bounce. You know what I mean? There’s pu–ies everywhere in this game and that’s it.”
What do you think of McGregor’s statements? Is there too much “fake work” going around with the rest of the fighters in the UFC? Share your thoughts on Mcgregor’s claims with us in the comments.