ByManny Fonseca, writer at
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Not everyone is a fan of Conor McGregor's "antics." His pre-fight ritual of using phycological warfare to get under the skin of his opponents is unrivaled. Even when they're not his opponent, if McGregor has an opinion, he states it.

One of his "non-opponent" victims was current UFC heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum. At the MMA Awards, McGregor stated simply that he "has had enough of him."

Needless to say, Werdum didn't take too kindly to McGregor's fightin' words. Werdum claims that if McGregor ever tried to grab his belt during a press conference like he did with Aldo, he's have to do something about it.

"If we're even in the same place, I don't want him saying anything to me or trying to do anything to me. I won't just stand there. I'm not going to taunt him, but if he does, I will hit him with a chair, for real. If he tries to snatch my belt, I would first have a go at Dana White. I would go crazy, like a thug. In a staredown, you never touch your opponent. Everything is already so tense and the guy goes and touches you?"

Werdum added that he didn't always think that McGregor was a bad guy, but he feels superstardom may have warped "Notorious'" mind.

"Conor started out well, but then he went over the line, he started talking about Jesus. He just looks like a clown. In Brazil, we call them prostitutes, because they do anything for money. He's a sellout. Of course it's important to fight for money, but that guy will sell out for anything. I wouldn't doubt he would sell out his ass. I wouldn't do it."

The conversation wasn't all McGregor though. In terms of Werdum's career, he would love the chance to get in the octagon with Jon Jones. The former light heavyweight would have to decide to go up in weight class, but Werdum thinks it would be a fight to see.

"I always say Jon Jones has always been a heavyweight. He's my height and weighs about 235 pounds when he's not training. I always saw him as a heavyweight who cuts weight. I think it's a great fight. I must focus on Miocic first and then think about Jones. I want to win that first, then I think about Jon Jones."

Werdum is set to fight Stipe Miocic at UFC 198 in the main event. UFC 198 will take place in Curitiba, Brazil on May 14 in front of, potentially, 40,000 fans.


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