Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber get a Little Heated, Just a Little
UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber’s joint interview on Fox got a little heated. When the Interim Featherweight champion constantly derided both Faber and his teammates. He had words for the Team Alpha Male captain in regards to his relationship with bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. As well as former number one featherweight challenger Chad Mendes. McGregor gives his interpretation of how he sees the fight game and more specifically his fight with Mendes.
Going on to talk about how a fight against him can change a fighters payscale and life. And how he plans to move up to the lightweight division if he takes out the current featherweight king Jose Aldo Junior. McGregor was on form in this interview and while he derided Faber somewhat, he was also complimentary. And the same is true for the Team Alpha Male captain Faber.
Filming The Ultimate Fighter Show
While both men were at one another throats throughout the filming of the show. There were times when both hit it off and were able to laugh at one another. Building somewhat of mutual respect for each other, another question that has to be asked is will they ever fight?
Conor goes on to talk about Dillashaw and what he sees as disloyalty to Faber, saying that he senses it. Of course, Urijah brought TJ into the team straight from college and help build him into the fighter he is today. So while he may not show it, there’s little doubting that Conor’s words cut deep. But as for a fight against TJ or even Urijah, Conor is adamant that he is now fighting on a different level and on a different pay scale.
Now it’s time for McGregor to look forward to his next challenge in Jose Aldo Junior. The pound for pound champion who has ruled the roost at featherweight now for some 10 years. Yet, Conor is adamant that he will deal with him and move on to his next big test at 155 lbs and the lightweight crown. Big words and big things expected from The Notorious One as he moves his way through the 145 lb division, all the way to the top? We shall have to wait and see!