When it comes to the professional wrestling game, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor doesn’t seem to have a whole of respect for the men and women who make a living entertaining fans across the world. The UFC 202 headliner had the following to say on a recent conference call to promote his upcoming rematch with Nate Diaz.
“For the most part, those WWE guys are pus*ies,” McGregor said. “To be honest, they’re messed up pus*ies if you ask me. Fair play to Brock, he got in a fight but at the end of the day he’s juiced up to the fu**ing eyeballs so how can I respect that?”
McGregor would go on to share his thoughts about the handful of folks within the company that he respects.
“There are some Dons in that wrestling game. The McMahons, they’re Dons. Triple H is a Don. The Rock is a Don. But the rest of them are fu**ing pus*ies.”
Here’s what he had to say about one current and one former WWE superstar; one who has carried gold in both promotions and the other who is set to make his UFC debut on September 10th.
“Fair play to Brock, he got in a fight but at the end of the day he’s juiced up to the fu**ing eyeballs so how can I respect that,” McGregor said. “What’s the other guy? The other guy [CM Punk], he hasn’t fought yet. So I don’t know about him yet.
In true McGregor fashion, the “Notorious” one would shoot out the following tweet to clear up any confusion about his above statements by adding more fuel to the fire.
I didn't mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I'd slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday's.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 7, 2016
Check out what some of the first responders on the WWE/Pro Wrestling side of things had to say about McGregor’s
comments below beginning with a living legend and true Don of the game, “The Nature Boy” himself, Ric Flair.
After Diaz finishes you again, I dare you to try guys like Dolph, Brock, or Fit.
Oh you're welcome for your gimmick pic.twitter.com/0qziVjlMav
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 7, 2016
Your the size of my leg. Shut up. https://t.co/fBVEdf8hE1
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 7, 2016
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) August 7, 2016
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) August 7, 2016
Would you prefer to find us individually or have us all line up at once? I know your time is valuable, sir. https://t.co/XPnKhWAlza
— ShinigamE (@WWEBigE) August 7, 2016