Conor McGregor Offers Words Of Wisdom To Fighters Pissed Off With UFC

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2016 has proved to be a monumental year in the history of mixed martial arts.

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The UFC has sky-rocketed in popularity, expanding across the globe with the help of increased coverage across the mainstream media.

It became so popular (and profitable) in fact that it was bought for a cool $4 billion by WME-IMG earlier this year- resulting in fighters finally realising they’re potential worth in among the franchise.

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But that hasn’t stopped three of the sport’s greatest legends hitting out at their employer.

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Jose Aldo has threatened to retire, Georges St-Pierre claims his contract has been terminated by UFC (though they have a very different story) and Anderson Silva was forced to apologise to president Dana White after accusing him of showing a lack of respect.

However, one fighter who is a bit more of a happy chappy is Conor McGregor and he has every reason to be. He is the best paid fighter in all of MMA and seems to have manoeuvred himself into a position where he calls all the shots.

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So it’s probably no surprise that ‘The Notorious’ had a few choice words for those who aren’t loving life in the UFC at the moment, by offering up some ‘friendly’ advice.

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Speaking to Sports Illustrated, he said: 

Tell me one time that crying and moaning, tell me one time that’s good for progression. It’s not. Where would you be if I wasn’t here? Be grateful that you’re even in the conversation. Keep your head down, keep working, stay focused, stay positive, that’s the way to go forward. Not crying, moaning, complaining. I can’t engage in that. I wish them well, but I’m on something different here.

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Considering he’s managed to go from barely earning £1,000 a year to earning millions in such a short amount of time, maybe they should heed his words of wisdom.


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