It’s not always easy being the king. Conor McGregor has a target painted on his back now, not just with those in the lightweight division but anyone in the UFC looking to make a few headlines. It doesn’t help that McGregor has been pretty critical of the other fighters on the roster for a while now, dissing them for refusing fights and faking injuries.
“Behind the scenes he is like a scared little kid,” Donald Cerrone said back in October. “He hides from us. When they line us all up they take Conor and put him in another room because he can’t be around other fighters because we don’t play that sh*t.”
They certainly weren’t Friday night: McGregor almost got into two scuffles backstage at the UFC 205 weigh-ins. One was a follow up on a Twitter exchange between Conor and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Tyron posted a video of the near brawl between McGregor and Eddie Alvarez at Thursday’s press conference with the caption “How you act when you know somebody will break it up!?” McGregor didn’t appreciate that, calling Woodley a bitch online, and now here he is saying it in real life: