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Danny Castillo Explains Why he “Lost a Ton of Respect” For Conor McGregor

Kelsey Mowatt

Danny Castillo

Danny Castillo says he was a fan of Conor McGregor prior to the filming of TUF 22, but now the Team Alpha Male fighter’s thoughts about “Notorious” have dramatically changed…

Castillo spent some time on the set of TUF 22, due to the fact his teammate and buddy Urijah Faber coached opposite of McGregor. The latter, of course, is one of the most out-spoken fighters in the sport, and McGregor was filmed taking verbal pokes at Faber at TJ Dillashaw.

Well, recently Castillo spoke to FOX Sports about TUF 22, and while doing so, he had this to say about McGregor:

“Before the show, I really liked Conor,” Castillo said. “I thought he was great for the sport, bringing all those people into the sport, and bringing so much recognition to the sport I thought it was great…

“I just lost a ton of respect for him because (when) the cameras were off, he was acting totally different than when the cameras were on. I lost a lot of respect for him because I’m the same way whether my mom’s there or my homies are there or you’re there, I’m going to talk the same way… I don’t turn the switch on when the cameras are around.”

Interesting no? And Jose Aldo recently reported that McGregor also acts differently when the cameras are on. Although to be fair, others have said the McGregor is a really nice guy behind the scenes as well. It would be surprising to hear that he’s always on, tossing verbal zingers 24/7.

McGregor aside, Castillo is booked to fight Nik Lentz at UFC on 17 on December 19th. That’s an interesting and tough fight for “Last Call”.

“Notorious”, of course, is booked to fight featherweight champ Jose Aldo at UFC 194 on December 12th.


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