Conor McGregor isn’t the best puncher in the UFC. He’s not the best kicker or wrestler either. But the UFC’s featherweight champion is, without question, the best at talking smack. Not just in the UFC either. McGregor is the best shit-talking, self-promoting, opponent-needling athlete in all of sports.
He proved that once again this week at the UFC 205 press conference when he told Eddie Alvarez to "suck these big Irish balls.”
No one is ever going to accuse McGregor of lobbing the most clever insults. But he has a way to throwing his opponents off their game with grade school non sequiturs like the one above. It helps that he doesn't shut up; he just keeps rattling off dumb insult after dumb insult. It's a rapid fire assault. When he and Alvarez appeared on Sportscenter last night, he managed to call Alvarez a bum and a shitehawk, insult his clothes and his ugly face, all within 20 seconds.
On the occasion of McGregor's fight this weekend in New York, let's revisit some of the insults that amused us most and the poor saps they were directed at.
On Jose Also
"[His fear] is a beautiful aroma that arouses me."
"Tell him I'm his daddy. Sit on my lap, kid."
"If this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback and kill anyone that was not fit to work. But we are in a new time. So I’ll whoop his ass in July."
On Uriah Faber's style
“I kept telling him to dress his age, I said you dress like a 50 year old skateboarder.
On Dennis Siver
"He’s a midget German steroid head."
On Dustin Poirier
"I like the kid. He is a quiet little hillbilly from the back arse of nowhere. His cousin is probably named Cleatus."
On Cub Swanson
"Cub Swanson looks like a 95 year old man, I’ll knock him out in one round. He doesn’t deserve to fight me, he should retire. Look at his face, he’s like a shriveled raisin."
On Nate Diaz
"He's skinny, but he's fat at the same time."