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06th Feb 2016

Conor McGregor slags off everyone in gloating Fighter of Year victory speech (Video)

What else did you expect?

Ben Kenyon

You didn’t think Conor McGregor was going to accept an award with humble grace and humility did you?

Nope. The Dubliner was shooting off that notorious mouth as he was given the Fighters Only MMA Fighter of the Year award in Las Vegas.

The featherweight champ wasn’t even there – choosing to give his victory speech via pre-recorded video – but he still managed to have a dig at every other fighter in the UFC.

McGregor, who bowed out of the ceremony to focus on his lightweight title showdown with Rafael Dos Anjos, basically told everyone he was single-handedly keeping the industry afloat.

“I apologize for not being there. There’s another man that must be slain, another champion that must be dethroned. There’s more numbers that need to be broken. I need to feed all you bums. I need to feed every single one of yous in the game, so I’ve got to keep working, because yous bums don’t work.”

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The speech, captured by Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter, shows the Irishman then picking a fight with yet another Brazilian.

Once McGregor was warmed up, he decided to re-ignite his current war-of-words with Fabricio Werdum, as he criticised the UFC heavyweight champion for pulling out of his title defence which had been scheduled for this weekend.

Werdum was due to fight at the event formerly known as UFC 196 but withdrew two weeks ago, citing foot and back injuries.

The Dubliner wasn’t feeling much sympathy for the Kings MMA product.

“You got the heavyweight champion, who’s a p*ssy, pulling out with a sore toe. How is the heavyweight champion going to pull out with a sore toe? What kind of champion is that? The game is on its knees, so I apologize I can’t be there at the awards, but I am out here putting it in, working, putting in the true work, the work it takes to keep every one of yous fed.

“So thank you, and thank me.”

Youtube: Jeremy Botter