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The UFC's biggest star will walk the aisle at Madison Square Garden at UFC 205 Saturday night, in what will likely be the biggest UFC event of all time

McGregor will headline the show against Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight championship.

Why is McGregor in the main event? Well, he's a great fighter. But, the real reason is because he's a great talker. He makes people care about his fights, and when you make people care, you will make them spend time and money.

McGregor has mastered the art of trash-talking. He enrages fighters and the audience, while simultaneously making people laugh. He's a rare combination of great fighter and great talker. Inside the cage, more often than not, he backs up his words. Coupled with his Irish accent, he's emerged as a character, someone people can remember and talk about when they watch the show.

McGregor is the biggest star in combat sports, and he's about to get even bigger at UFC 205. Let's take a look at some of the wicked insults and disses that he's uttered over the years. To be clear, Conor has shredded people hundreds of times. These are just a few of his crazy barbs.

Jeremy Stephens

"Who the f*ck is that guy?"

Eddie Alvarez

"He's just another broke bum trying to sell some sh*t. That's it! He's broke and he's desperate."

"Come on Eddie you have been over in Japan or some sh-t. You have been fighting bums all your life. You have never been on this stage. You have never been against a guy like me. You are an absolute bum. You are trying to talk about a decorated career. You are a bum. You get dropped every fight. Look at your face. You are the most beat-up guy there is."

Nate Diaz

“I like Nick’s little bro. How can you not like him? He’s like a little cholo gangster from the hood, but at the same time, he coaches kids’ jiu-jitsu on a Sunday morning and goes on bike rides with the elderly. He makes gang signs with the right hand and animal balloons with the left hand. You’re a credit to the community.”

"They want you to give us a quick count to 10, both of you gentleman, if you don't mind" the commentator says. McGregor responds: "Nate can only count to 5."

John Cena

“The main guy, John Cena, he’s 40 years of age and he’s running around in a luminous orange t-shirt and a head band, talking about nobody can see him. We can see him right there. He’s a big fat, 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia motherf---er.”

Jose Aldo

"I own this town, I own Rio de Janeiro, so for him to say that he is the king and I am the joker, if this was a different time, I would invade his favela on horseback, and would kill anyone who wasn't fit to work, but we're in a new time, so I'll whoop his ass instead."

"I am your daddy. Call me Jose Sr. I want you to sit on my lap."

Chad Mendes

Chad Mendes: "I match up horrible for this guy. Conor do you know what wrestling is?

McGregor: "I could rest my balls on your forehead."

"I wonder was he on that stuff when we fought. One thing I know for sure (though), you can't put steroids on your chin."

Pro Wrestlers

"For the most part, those WWE guys are p*ssies, to be honest. They're messed up p*ssies, if you ask me. Fair play to Brock [Lesnar], he got in and fought, but at the end of the day he was juiced up to the f*cking eye balls, so how can I respect that? And then, what's the other guy? The other guy hasn't fought yet, so I don't know about him yet."


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