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McGregor to fighters who want money: Stop complaining and work

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor speaks during a news conference for UFC 205, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in New York. McGregor will challenge lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt on Nov. 12 in what will be the first UFC card to be held in New York after the state legislature legalized the sport earlier this year. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is tired of other fighters talking about him and criticizing. He has a stern message for all those fighters who bemoan his success in the sport.

“They all say I’m all talk, but I look at them and say they’re all talk because I’m here fighting every week,” McGregor said (transcription via MMA Fighting). “I even had to fight a guy three times the size of me, and now, I’m back again. All they do is complain, b-tch and moan. You want this money? You want what I got? You have to put in the f-cking work. And as far as I’m seeing, nobody is putting in the work. Everyone is talking, everyone is thinking just cause Conor has it, I should have it. No, no. I didn’t always have it. There is a reason why I have it. I had to work my f-cking bollocks off to get it, and here I am, still working while they’re talking.”

McGregor is set to challenge lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205. It will be an opportunity to become the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously.

As far as Alvarez himself though, McGregor says he just happens to be the guy carrying the belt. And in finding an opponent afterwards, McGregor thinks his options are very slim.

“No [Alvarez doesn’t matter], he just has the belt,” McGregor said. “That’s it. That’s the only reason he’s there. After, I’m going to be struggling to see who’s next. Really, who the f-ck is next? Who has gone out there time and time again, back-to-back-to-back, putting it all on the line and continuing to show up?”

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