Conor McGregor Keeps Talking Smack About WWE, Mocks John Cena

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Conor McGregor mocks John Cena

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Normally before a main event fight a UFC star would be talking smack about his opponent to try to gain a psychological edge. But instead of verbally going after Nate Diaz, his upcoming opponent at UFC 202, Conor McGregor just can’t can’t stop taking shots at WWE stars.

This time the target of his criticism was John Cena, the WWE’s biggest star for the past decade. The UFC featherweight champion said yesterday at a gym to promote UFC 202:

“What’s the main guy? John Cena. He’s 40. He’s 40 years of age. He’s walking around in a luminous orange t-shirt and a headband talking about nobody can see him. We can see him right there. He’s a big fat, 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia motherf***er.”

To his credit, John Cena took the high road in responding on Twitter to McGregor’s comments.

Achievement often breeds contempt. The more you achieve the more contempt you will see. Stay focused on you and moving forward. #NeverGiveUp

— John Cena (@JohnCena) August 13, 2016

You can’t help but wonder if McGregor is spending his time mouthing off about pro wrestlers because he can’t really talk smack to Diaz because Diaz choked him out the first time they got in the ring at UFC 196.



McGregor made headlines last week when he said in a conference call  for UFC 202, “Those WWE guys are weird p***ies.” After numerous WWE fans and wrestlers angrily reacted, he said in a tweet, “I’d slap the head off your entire roster.”

McGregor’s comments prompted wrestling legend Ric Flair to defend pro wrestlers in a series of tweets that included accusing McGregor of copying his persona.

McGregor responded to Flair’s comments by saying:

“I don’t know what to say to Ric Flair. This ain’t no gimmick. This is the real sh*t. I’ve gotta get in and fight a man for real. With no script, with no nothing. He was talking about bringing some other wrestler guys out to challenge me. Come bring it, then.”

The Irishman then doubled down on his comments criticizing the WWE’s current locker room:

“I’m just speaking the truth. That new age of those guys are absolute dweebs. They just seem messed up in the head. I don’t know what it is. When I listen to them talk, when I listen to them carry themselves, they just don”t seem right in the head. That might have been a bit rudeness for me to say, but again: It ain’t trash talk, it’s truth talk.”

I get what McGregor is doing, generating publicity by going after WWE and its legion of loyal fans. Because WWE is more theater than sport, it is an easy target for the guys who make their living fighting competitively.

McGregor knows that wrestling fans who buy UFC 202 next saturday because they want to see Nate Diaz annihilate him are still paying customers. Count me among those hoping Diaz knocks McGregor unconscious so this dude will quit running his mouth for a few minutes.

(h/t MMAFighting.com)



 

 

 

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