UFC 202: Conor McGregor Calls WWE Fighters ?Pussies? As Many Want To See Him Lose Vs. Nate Diaz Again

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At UFC 202, Conor McGregor will take another shot at Nate Diaz at welterweight. This should be enough to get fans hyped up. But no, the brash Irishman just needed to take a shot at sports entertainment athletes in the WWE. He called the WWE guys ?pussies?.

He also doubled down on it on Twitter.

These comments may have stemmed from the Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt debacle. Lesnar tested positive for banned substances after the fight–a fight that he won. If he did take them or if his performance was enhanced that night, that would have put Mark Hunt in great danger. McGregor, like other athletes in the sport, have been vocal about PED use. Frustrations about doping are quite understandable.

In the original interview, Conor McGregor said ?Fair play to Brock; he got in and fought, but at the end of the day, he was juiced up to the f***ing eyeballs. How can I respect that?? he added referring to CM Punk, ?the other guy hasn?t fought yet, so I don?t know about him yet.?

Sure, this PED frustration is understandable. But is this really the language to use when speaking out against PED use? Should one generalize a whole roster of athletes for an alleged mistake of one? Many do not think so and yet many would still tune in to watch Conor McGregor lose again at UFC 202.

One of them is Rick Flair.

Other wrestlers too have chimed in.



Even Tony Hinchcliffe, the comedian, was irked with the brash comments.

Conor McGregor has built his fame not only with his remarkable striking ability in the UFC Featherweight division but also his ?persona? and mouth. Many see that these antics are similar to what WWE wrestlers use to promote their fights and to sell tickets. Many think that it would be a matter of simple courtesy to give credit where it is due or at the least just don?t say something outrageously bad about your promotional predecessors. If you like his comments or not, or if you just don?t care at all about what he does outside the cage, UFC 202 will have a great headliner with Nate Diaz v.s. Conor McGregor.

It is just highly likely that many more people will buy the PPV and tune in just to watch Nate Diaz get another finish. In this case, many would pray for a beat down or a knock out.

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