Conor McGregor has been called a “laughing stock” and a “joke” over plans to have a crack at the welterweight division.
McGregor made his long-awaited comeback with a second-round TKO defeat to Dustin Poirier in January.
The pair are set to go head-to-head for a third time in July, although The Notorious has hinted he could move to 170lbs and fight welterweight champ Kamaru Usman.
Those plans have been rubbished by UFC rival Colby Covington, who lost to Usman in 2019.
Speaking on MMA Fighting’s What The Heck , he said: “I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard about it and that’s obviously just Conor trying to get some hype, get some headlines.
“Come on, dude, the guy just got knocked out by ‘Dustin Sorry-ier.’
“Come on, are you serious? You want a title shot at 170? You’re getting beat up by gatekeeper lightweights and now you want to come to the top of the 170 welterweight division?
“Everybody knows what Conor’s doing. He’s not really gonna do that. He’s not gonna come up and fight welterweight.
“He’s just doing that to grab attention, to grab headlines, make people think he’s being taken seriously because honestly, he’s a joke.
“He’s the laughing stock in the MMA community and even to casual fans because they’re just like, ‘Conor’s washed up. He’s done.’
“He made all that money with his whiskey, he made all that money for the Mayweather fight, he has no motivation.
“Nothing gets him up early in the morning to go fight. He tries to say it’s for his kids but man, the guy’s done. He has nothing left in the tank.”
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McGregor has yet to respond to Covington’s sensational attack, but we know he’ll be back in the octagon to take on Poirier on July 10th.
The Notorious knocked out Poirier when they first met in 2014 but was comfortably brushed aside in their second fight in January.
Now the trilogy and McGregor’s future rests on the summer bout which will take place in front of a full house at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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