Two weeks ago, UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor called out Brock Lesnar for his doping violation following his UFC 200 victory over Mark Hunt. Lesnar reportedly tested positive for Clomiphene which is an Estrogen blocker which is banned by the USADA and McGregor didn’t mince words when asked what he thought of Brock’s suspension.
Conor McGregor shares his thoughts on Brock Lesnar’s failed drug test. pic.twitter.com/y5JKq6NWfo
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 7, 2016
“Fair play to Brock, he got in a fight, but at the end of the day, he’s juiced up to the f–king eyeballs…so how can I respect that?”
“For the most part, those WWE guys are p*****s. They’re messed up p*****s if you ask me,” McGregor added.
When McGregor was hit with some backlash from WWE fans, the Irish MMA star doubled down on his opinion.
I didn’t mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I’d slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday’s.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 7, 2016
Brock Lesnar was asked on Saturday about McGregor’s comments by WWE podcaster Sam Roberts, host of the Sam Roberts’ Show, and the Beast Incarnate didn’t hold back.
“I take s–ts bigger than that kid,” Lesnar told Roberts (transcription via Jose Youngs of FanSided). “Come on, guys. I know you guys all play f–king video games, and you live in this f–king false sense of reality and s–t. I’m 200 and f–cking 90 pounds, all right; this guy’s 145 pounds, and that’s if he’s lucky and gets up and f–king eats his Wheaties.”
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 20, 2016
Brock had already responded once to Conor’s comments with some more trash talk.
“If Conor McGregor wants to say some s–t to me and get his name out there more than he already has, by dropping my name, I got about 10 f–king words for him. Come here face-to-face Conor and say it to my face. Otherwise leave me and the f–king WWE out of it because I came to your arena and kicked ass. Now if you want and you’re so f–king tough, come to our arena and try to kick some ass,” Lesnar said.
The trash talk between these two comes in advance of each of them appearing in possibly the biggest fights of their respective careers.
Brock Lesnar will take on Randy Orton at SummerSlam on Sunday evening at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Lesnar and Orton are two of the biggest names in WWE, but due to Brock’s time in the NFL and UFC, and injuries suffered by Orton, the two have never faced each other. Sunday’s fight is being billed as one that could greatly affect the legacy of each fighter.
McGregor, on the other hand, will be looking to avenge his first loss in the UFC as he faces Nate Diaz on Saturday night in Las Vegas at UFC 202. Diaz defeated Conor back in March at UFC 196 in a bit of a shocking result. The rematch could go a long way in determining the future of McGregor as there have been some rumors that the WWE might be interested in his services.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 20, 2016
While McGregor is an amazing MMA fighter, seeing him in the WWE would be an amazing spectacle if Vince McMahon were able to pull it off. Conor is quite possibly the most skilled fighter in the world with a microphone and a feud with Brock Lesnar would be must-see TV if it ever happened.
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