"I need to feed all you bums. I need to feed every one you in the game so I've got to keep working because you's bums don't work."
Conor McGregor was in fine form at the World MMA Awards in Las Vegas, Friday night. For a second year in a row, the featherweight UFC champion of the world was awarded 'fighter of the year'.
Unfortunately, like last year, The Notorious one was not in attendance to receive his award personally. Instead, McGregor is busy putting in the work for his upcoming lightweight bout against UFC Champion, Rafael dos Anjos.
That didn't stop the Irishman turning the awards ceremony into the McGregor show.
In a pre-recorded acceptance speech, McGregor took aim at every fighter in the room, calling them all 'bums'. He then took shots at Heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, calling him a 'pussy' for pulling out of his recent title defense due to what he felt was nothing more than a sore toe.
The Heavyweight champion was initially set to face Cain Velasquez on Feb. 6, at UFC 196, but pulled out citing both a foot and back injury as problems. This paved the way for the promotion to switch the headline event at UFC 196 to McGregor and Dos Anjos, setting the hypetrain into full motion.
There's another man that must be slayed, another champion that must be dethroned. There's more numbers that need to be broken. I need to feed all you bums. I need to feed every one you in the game so I've got to keep working because you's bums don't work.
You've got the heavyweight champion who's a pussy pulling out with a sore toe. How's the heavyweight champion going to pull out with a sore toe? What kind of champion is that?
The game is on its knees. I apologise that I can't be there at the awards but I'm out here putting it in, working, putting in the true work.
The work it takes to keep every one of you fed. So thank you and thank me.
Check out the full speech below thanks to Bleacher Reports, Jeremy Botter:
Conor Mcgregor is busy preparing for his biggest fight to date.
The Notorious one has been seemingly unstoppable inside the octagon, but now he face's his biggest challenge to date in lightweight champion, Rafael Dos Anjos. The Brazilian has already dismantled all would be contenders in his own division, and has the backing of both UFC President Dana White, and commentator Joe Rogan as favourite for the bout.
The March 5, show will also feature an action packed card. With the co-headline event coming courtesy of women's Bantamweight champion Holly Holm, making the first defense of her title against Ronda Rousey's bitter rival, Meisha Tate.
The night looks set to become one of the UFC's most successful events in recent history. With UFC 200 looming just around the corner, many are wondering what the outcome of the McGregor fight could mean for the promotions milestone event... All we want to know is, is it March yet?