It is not everyday when you hear Conor McGregor speak up and not talk smack about another fighter or himself.
Recenlty, the “loudest mouth” in the UFC spoke up about the retirement of his stablemate at SBG Ireland – Cathal Pendred.
McGregor posted on his twitter account a letter praising the retired fighter’s efforts during his 21-fight MMA career.
The message below is his letter is his reply to Pendred’s farewell letter on Twitter:
Cathal Pendred = LEGEND!
A man who came from zero combat sports background and entered into the game at a time when there was ZERO UFC fighters signed from Ireland. At a time where 99% of people inside the Irish MMA community, and 100% of people outside, deemed it “impossible” for and Irishman to get signed, let alone register a win inside the UFC. Nowadays everyone thinks they can do it.
Cathal rose up with nothing but hard work, iron grit and a never say die attitude to win the Cage Warriors 170lbs title. Runner up in the Ultimate Fighter and boast a solid 4-2 record inside the UFC’s Octagon.
3 of those wins coming against opponents who failed post fight drug tests due to use of Performance Enhancing Drugs after the fight!
This man deserves endless respect!!!
You think Irish Warrior, you think Cathal!
You think against all odds underdog, you think Cathal!
You think come from behind victory, you think Cathal!!
Cathal brother, you are a legend!
Thank you for all the rounds and all the help over the years and I wish you nothing but the best my brother!!
You are a champion at whatever you decide to do in life!
McGregor, who now headlines UFC 194, will be facing Jose Aldo in December 12, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This match is dubbed as the fight of his life.