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Friday, Feb 19, 2016

UFC 196: Conor McGregor Shoots Down Rumors of Issues With UFC Brass

Conor McGregor (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

There’s been rumors floating around that Conor McGregor and UFC officials aren’t on good terms, but the featherweight champ says it isn’t true.

Although the UFC brass hasn’t publicly criticized McGregor, and in fact granted him his wish to challenge for the lightweight title, there’s been talk of a rift. The speculation reached new heights, after McGregor showed up late for a UFC 196 press conference, and then blasted the card’s poster, which didn’t feature his 145 belt.

Recently McGregor spoke to the Irish outlet Severe MMA, and when asked about the rumors, he stated (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“It’s all horse sh*t, that is,” McGregor said. “I have a great relationship with Lorenzo and a great relationship with Dana. Don’t get me wrong, I’m climbing that corporate ladder every day and we will be neck and neck. Maybe somewhere along the line, I will take that lion’s share. But we will always be together. Loyalty is what I have. They gave me this. They are helping me with this and I am helping them. We are a team.”

UFC 196 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 5th.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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