"The man is a fake rat", he said of Nurmagomedov. Jose Aldo was given the featherweight belt, which McGregor was not happy about.
"I fell out of love with the game for a bit, went off on to my own thing", McGregor told The Mac Life.
"I'm hungry to compete and we're here right on the cusp of it".
No matter which way you think the UFC 229 main-event is going to go, the worst-case scenario for Conor McGregor is pretty clear. "Many things irritated me in the game". Yet it seems that the 30-year-old lightweight has his sights on even more significant match-ups as he called for a fight against former middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
"I'm already mapping out what's next in my head", he said.
"Sometimes I'm a little confused Andrew; what the f*** do they want?" I know the 170-pound belt has also just been defended and I know Tyron, the current welterweight champion, is itching for that one. Not only did the company allow McGregor's new line of whiskey a valuable advertising spot on the fighting canvas for Saturday, let's not forget UFC's controversial decision not to punish him in the first place despite a felony attack against his co-workers that caused physical and mental damage. He has already pulled out from the fight versus Tony Ferguson at UFC 209 due to weight cut consequences!
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Yet instead of waiting in line knowing that he's the most deserving to face the victor of Nurmagomedov-McGregor, Ferguson has chose to risk it all by facing former champion Anthony Pettis in the co-main event. I know Georges is in there test cutting to 155.
With just seven days to go until we see Khabib Nurmagomedov return to the octagon to face Conor McGregor, relive one of his most dominant wins to date. So I'm here and I'm ready so let's see what happens.
"But now that I'm here and I'm back and I'm close, I think if he didn't show up, I think I would take a fight against either one of those". "I've got my eye on everyone".
Khabib Nurmagomedov's team has produced training camp vlogs for his last couple of fights, and they're doing so again, for his upcoming, massive bout with Conor McGregor.
On that occasion in November 2016, the Irishman defeated Eddie Alvarez to add the lightweight title to his featherweight belt and become the only man to ever hold two UFC belts simultaneously.