Conor McGregor ‘must feel like c**p’, with just one win since 2016 and Irishman is ‘surrounded by people who showed up when he became famous’, claims UFC rival Beneil Dariush
- Conor McGregor has won once in the UFC since 2016, when he claimed title
- Irishman ‘is on the decline’ according to his lightweight rival Beneil Dariush
- McGregor responded by calling him ‘the biggest nobody in the UFC’
- Dariush added that it must be hard for McGregor with so many people around
Conor McGregor must be struggling mentally because he ‘is on the decline’ as a fighter, according to Beneil Dariush.
The Irishman’s lightweight rival has become entangled in a Twitter spat with him after the former two-weight champion called Dariush ‘the biggest nobody’ in MMA.
‘Beneil Dariush is the biggest nobody in the company’, McGregor wrote.
Beneil Dariush (right) says he feels sorry for Conor McGregor on his current decline
And the Iranian-born fighter responded by saying that he feels sorry for the Dubliner.
He told UFC Unfiltered: ‘To be honest with you, I feel for the guy. Because, man, he’s been fighting the last couple of years and it hasn’t been going so well. If I was in his position it would be horrible.
‘Because the thing that makes you who you are is fighting. That’s who he is, you can see it in the way he speaks, the way he talks.
‘It’s got to be hard for him to not be doing well right now and on top of that, to break his leg and be out for so long.
‘Then, you have to imagine, he’s surrounded by so many people that are new, who showed up after he got famous.
‘I got the same five, seven, 10 people that I had before I was even in the UFC. If I was to put myself in his shoes, he’s gotta be feeling like c**p all the time because he doesn’t know what’s going on.’
McGregor said Dariush is the biggest nobody in the UFC in a now deleted tweet
Middleweight contender Marvin Vettori jumped in on behalf of Dariush, telling McGregor: ”What a b****. You couldn’t last two minutes with Beneil and that’s just a fact. You are s***bag, I hope to see you soon.’
And Dariush joked: ‘I don’t go on social media, I don’t go back and forth, but I was telling all my friends: find yourself somebody who will protect you like Marvin protects me on Twitter.
‘What a guy. Marvin was so fired up. He calls me and he’s like ‘this f***ing guy, blah, blah, blah,’ I’m like, ‘Marvin, relax bro, it’s Twitter.’
‘The weird thing is, what the heck? Where did that come from? What did I do to that guy?
Dariush was surprised and bemused that McGregor called him out on social media
‘I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned his name outside of like, when people ask me about him. I’ll just take the fact that he deleted it as a form of apology.’
Dariush was due to fight Islam Makhachev back in March but injury ruled him out.
He is likely to be just one win away from the next title shot, while McGregor is kicking again having recovered from the broken leg suffered against Dustin Poirier last year.
Much interest surrounds who McGregor will face on his comeback and as it stands, Dana White believes Michael Chandler would make the most sense.
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