I think I speak for most people when I say that we like conor Mcgregor and appreciate everything he has done for the sport and the fighters. He has single handedly brought more eyes to the sport and subsequently made more money for every fighter, journalist, promoter and whoever else has a job in MMA. When it’s all said and done, he will be considered as one the main pioneers of the sport. BUT! this doesn’t mean that Conor has the right at a title shot whenever he wants one and is exempt from earning that title shot.
After losing his fight to Dustin Poirier, Conor Mcgregor gave credit to losing and made no excuses. Well he blamed ring rust a little but acknowledged that Dustin had a great gameplan. Now Conor is asking for a title shot vs Poirier and Gaethje is mad, with good reason. Gaethje came out and said that if Conor gets an immediate title shot that he will consider leaving the UFC.
“For them to come out and say he wants a title shot next, rematch with Poirier, they’re f—ing idiots,” Gaethje told ESPN. “He’s been treated special over and over and he didn’t capitalize on this opportunity. That event was for him, it was for him to win. He wants to be ‘Mr. Humble’ now, but you know he would have been an asshole had he won that fight.” ”/via sherdog.com
“He’s not fighting for a title. I will think about never fighting in the UFC again if he fights for a title. That would be preposterous,” Gaethje said. “He’s sitting at No. 6, he’s won one fight in his entire life in the lightweight division. He picks and chooses who he fights. I would love to fight him but I don’t think it should be next. But he ain’t gonna fight me.”/via sherdog.com
Justin is right! Conor can call out whoever he wants but if there’s a title shot when Poirier, Charlie Olives, Gaethje and Chandler deserve it more than Conor. Not saying he doesn’t deserve a chance but he’ll have to win a fight or two to get his name in the conversation. I love how Gaethje calls this out. He’s the only one that would say it and now that he has, Dana has to be a little scared. Gethje can get millions going to Bellator so Uncle Dana should listen carefully and not entertain Conor’s demands this time.
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