Is there any MMA practitioner more talked about recently than Conor McGregor (16-2)? He definitely lives up to his moniker of “Notorious”. Conor will fight in the main event Sunday night at UFC Fight Night 59 against German kickboxer Dennis Siver (22-9-1).
Conor has taken the UFC by storm winning his first 4 contests, 3 of which came by some form of KO or TKO in the opening frame. At UFC on Fuel TV 9 he TKO’d Marcus Brimage, then he won a unanimous decision over Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26. He continued his success at UFC Fight Night 46 where he knocked out Diego Brandao then another KO followed over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178.
His counter part this Sunday night has seen mixed success, recently going 1-1-1. He was TKO’d by Cub Swanson in round 3 at UFC 162, then he defeated Manny Gamburyan by unanimous decision at UFC 168. He went on to win another decision at UFC Fight Night 53, however his bout was turned into a no-contest due to Siver testing positive for hCG which is normally used as a fertility drug for women. The drug can also be used in addition with anabolic steroid cycles, making the drug banned on the WADA list.
Never one to keep his thoughts to himself, McGregor joined ESPN 2’s show ‘Highly Questionable.’ On the show, Conor made some very intense allegations.
“I feel he has been on that stuff his whole career and who knows his evolution?” McGregor said Tuesday on ESPN2’s Highly Questionable. “He has probably evolved his skills of hiding the substance. So as far as I’m aware, he could be entering this contest on performance-enhancing drugs as it is. I do not respect an individual like that.”
Conor McGregor has already made his statement to the media on his prediction of the outcome of the Sunday night bout. He says he’ll put the German out within two minutes, however, he went a step further on ESPN.
“He has two options,” McGregor said. “He can either retire or he will be cut from the promotion. On the night, on the air, I will cut him myself as I believe I am shaping up to become vice president of the UFC pretty soon. So I will be making cuts myself.”
Conor also made note of his tweet that he made about the German calling him a “Nazi”. But if Denis was expecting an apology he’ll have to look elsewhere.
“I realized people outside of the contest took offense,” McGregor said. “I did not want to offend nobody that is not involved in the contest. But as far as offending Dennis, I do not care about Dennis. I will call him whatever I want and I will do what I please to him on Sunday night.”