Conor McGregor is not known for his tact, but in a new video featuring his fallen opponents, the MMA athlete outdoes himself.
The video, titled Conor McGregor: My Opponents Before and After Beating Them is a five minute homage to the power of McGregor himself in which great fighters – from Dustin Poirier to Jose Aldo – are served a colossal dose of humble pie.
The video splices clips of McGregor’s opponents trash-talking Conor before they face off with the Irish mixed martial artist… Only to get destroyed by McGregor’s hands, and forced to congratulate him after the fact at press conferences.
The montage makes for some pretty awkward viewing, particularly as an athlete’s UFC success is so much about bluster, intimidation, psychological strength and confidence.
Since McGregor was stripped of his title at the weekend – it’s now back in the hands of Jose Aldo – it makes sense that the scorned former UFC champ would send Aldo and his other naysayers this message, enforcing his dominance.
Blame it on the Gucci mustard.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.