The confident, some would say cocky McGregor recently took to twitter to offer his assessment of the fighters that sit at the top of the UFC’s featherweight rankings:
Aldo-Safe. Mendes-135er. Lamas-Nobody cares. Cub-OLD. TKZ-Open. Edgar-135er. Siver-OLD. Poirier-PeaHead. Guida-Boring. Lentz-Boring. Koch-?.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 22, 2013
If McGregor didn’t have the attention of the top tier 145-pound fighters, he most likely does now. Some of the fighters McGregor mentions will brush off the talk of the 14-2 fighter as mere trash talk designed to jump the line and earn a fight against one of them. However, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if one or more of the fighters that McGregor dismissed take the bait.
McGregor advanced his UFC record to 2-0 with a unanimous decision win over Max Holloway on Saturday, August 17. That fight took place on the preliminary portion of the fight card, a place McGregor does not seem to be interested in ever fighting again.
During the course of his bout with Holloway, McGregor tweaked his knee. He will undergo an MRI on Friday to assess the extent of that damage. Once that’s been done, UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby can begin to ponder whom McGregor will face next and when that fight will take place.