MMA star Conor McGregor has called out his fellow UFC fighters for failing to show their support for him in the aftermath of his horror leg break against Dustin Poirier in July.
The 33-year-old's trilogy fight against Poirier at UFC 264 ended painfully with a doctor's stoppage at the end of the first round.
UFC legend Anderson Silva was thanked by McGregor for being one of the few who sent a message of support, but the Irishman was critical of his other rivals whose "claws came out".
Brazilian Silva, who is focusing on boxing after retiring from MMA at the end of last year, knows all about how a broken leg can affect a fighter after suffering a similar injury eight years ago.
"Prepare your mind for when you're back," he told McGregor, also advising him to "prove how much you love your job and how much you can continue to do this when you have the same Anderson, the same Weidman, the same Conor".
"I appreciate this message greatly Anderson, thank you," McGregor replied, before taking aim at others who had been quick to mock a man who has been outspoken with his trash talk in the past.
He said: "You know, since this freak injury happened to me, I’ve had very little support from my fellow colleagues. In fact quite the exact opposite. The claws came out.
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"But no worries! I love a little scratch from a b****.
"See yous when I get ya’s you’s little nobodies!"
Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov are just two of McGregor's former opponents who took joy in seeing the Irishman hurt in the fight against Poirier.
Diaz has repeatedly mocked his inability to walk normally during his recovery, while Khabib quipped: "Good always defeats evil."
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Despite his injury setback and the fact he has lost three of of his last four UFC fights, McGregor says he plans to fulfil his current contract for two more fights.
The Irishman has also spoken of the possibility of returning at welterweight, meaning a possible trilogy fight with Diaz might be on the cards before the 33-year-old calls it a day.
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