'Joke' Conor McGregor 'laughing stock of the MMA community and WASHED UP' – slams UFC rival Colby Covington
CONOR MCGREGOR has been branded a 'laughing stock' by UFC welterweight Colby Covington, who claims the Irishman's best days are behind him.
The UFC's first simultaneous two-weight world champion is in the worst form of his professional career having only tasted victory once in his last three outings.
Defeat to Dustin Poirier in January saw McGregor fall to 3-3 in his last six octagon appearances, a record Covington believes is clear-cut proof his best days are a thing of the past.
During an appearance on What the Heck, Covington said of The Notorious: "He's the laughing stock in the MMA community and even to casual fans because they're just like, 'Conor's washed up. He's done.'
"He made all that money with his whiskey, he made all that money for the Mayweather fight, he has no motivation.
"Nothing gets him up early in the morning to go fight. He tries to say it's for his kids but man, the guy's done. He has nothing left in the tank."
McGregor, 32, is gearing up for a blockbuster trilogy with Poirier but has already set his sights on a prolonged run at welterweight.
Covington, however, doesn't believe the Dubliner is serious about making the 170lb division his new home.
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He said: "I haven't seen it, but I've heard about it and that's obviously just Conor trying to get some hype, get some headlines.
"Come on, dude, the guy just got knocked out by 'Dustin Sorry-ier.' Come on, are you serious?
"You want a title shot at 170? You're getting beat up by gatekeeper lightweights and now you want to come to the top of the 170 welterweight division?
"Everybody knows what Conor's doing. He's not really gonna do that. He's not gonna come up and fight welterweight.
"He's just doing that to grab attention, to grab headlines, make people think he's being taken seriously because honestly, he's a joke."
McGregor's rubber match with Poirier is scheduled to take place on July 10 and will headline UFC 264 in Las Vegas.
But Covington sees the third instalment of Poirier vs McGregor going the same way as the pair's second meeting.
He said: "Yeah, and that's not saying like Dustin Sorry-ier is any good or like, is anything special. Because the guy's not.
"The guy's a gatekeeper at lightweight. He's nothing more. All in the big fights he always gets knocked out and beaten.
"He's a jobber, that's the definition of what Dustin Sorry-ier is."
McGregor is relishing his series decider with The Diamond and has vowed to settle their score in spectacular fashion.
In response to UFC commentator Jon Anik's tweet about compiling a poll for the best knockouts of the year, he wrote: "Hang tight, horse.
"You’ll see the winner July 10th."
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