Quotes taken from MMAFighting.com

It appears that the war of words between UFC fighter Connor McGregor and WWE is far from over. During a workout press event for UFC 202, the outspoken Irishman took more shots at the WWE particularly Ric Flair and John Cena.

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 mother f*cker.”

On Ric Flair comments that McGregor is stealing his Nature Boy gimmick, he said:

“I don’t know what to say to Ric Flair,” McGregor said. “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. This is the real shit over here. You know want to come over, we can fight no problem. A few of them are talking about the street and all. If they want to do that, come at me and see what happens.”

But it wasn’t all insults from the former UFC Featherweight Champion, he did give props to WWE’s first family, the McMahons and others:

“Like I said, no disrespect to the dons of the game, the McMahons,” McGregor said. “[WWE CEO Vince McMahon] is a f*cking legend. They wrote Vinny off a few years ago when he dropped from the billions and then he rose back up and now he’s back in the billionaire club. What he’s been able to do with that bunch of dweebs he has over there at the moment has been phenomenal and I respect him for that. And then of course the OGs of the game, The Rock, Stone Cold, they’re cool mother f*ckers. Even Ric Flair is a cool mother f*cker.”

McGregor talked about the reaction to his comments calling WWE superstars “messed up pussies” on a UFC media conference call last week, saying the following:

“I’m just speaking the truth,” McGregor said. “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.”

The 28-year-old McGregor definitely knows what he’s doing on the promotional side of things saying the following regarding the action of the WWE fan/performers:

“I’ve got them all wrapped up on my little finger,” McGregor said. “The boxing game, the MMA game. Now I’ve got those wrestling dweebs in here as well. I’ve got the whole sh*t locked up.”

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