Looks like Conor McGregor is at it again.
Yes! You read that right. Just seconds after UFC officially announced that McGregor would be fighting against lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 197 in March in Las Vegas, McGregor wasted no time to start his trash talk, which he normally does before each and every fight.
MMA Fighting reports that McGregor after the official announcement immediately took to Facebook and slammed the Brazilian calling him a “traitor” to the Brazilian people and vowed to “behead” him in the name of “La Brasilia.”
McGregor’s Facebook post reads: “[Mr. McGregor] has chosen to dedicate this demolition job to the loyal people of Brazil and all the fans around the globe who stay true to their roots and loyal to their land. Mr. McGregor has said that Rafael is a traitor to his people and vows to behead the ‘American Gringo’ Rafael Dos Anjos, in the name of La Brasilia!.”
In the Facebook post, apart from announcing the news of the fight, McGregor has also thanked his fans and the media “for their patience in this decision.”
Dos Anjos was born and raised in Brazil, but currently lives and trains in California. Dos Anjos trains out of Kings MMA in Huntington Beach. McGregor himself has done multiple training camps in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, but calls Dublin, Ireland home. So, it is quite ironic that McGregor who himself trains in US and even rented a plush luxury apartment in Las Vegas before his match with Jose Aldo is calling dos Anjos a “traitor”.
In the post, the UFC featherweight champion also joked that the announcement was delayed because he was still counting his money from UFC 194.
“Mr. McGregor would like to thank the fans and the media for their patience in this decision,” he wrote. “Mr. McGregor was still busy counting the take from his last fight.”
Dos Anjos who became the lightweight champion after defeating Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17, will defend his title against McGregor in the main event of UFC 197.
The fight will definitely be interesting because McGregor is moving up a division. If he wins then he will create history as one of only three fighters in UFC history to hold two UFC titles in separate weight classes at the same time after B.J Penn.