Recently Anthony Pettis opined that Conor McGregor isn’t “legit” quite yet, and if you thought the latter would let that comment pass, well, you were mistaken.
Pettis was asked about McGregor at a Q&A session he did prior to UFC 192, and “Showtime” argued that “Notorious” hasn’t “beat no one yet”. Pettis went on to say that if McGregor defeats Jose Aldo on December 12th, then he’ll be “legit”.
Well, McGregor recently appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and not surprisingly, he was asked about the comments. Here is some of what the interim featherweight champ had to say (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“As far as I’m concerned, he’s back on the Fight Pass events,” McGregor said. “He’s lower now.”
“Pettis can say I never fought anybody,” McGregor said. “But he’s never fought anyone. Who’s he fought, really? He’s fought nobody, as well. His numbers are really, really low. He lost his last fight. That’s a crazy, crazy statement from him in my opinion.”
Now sure, McGregor is exaggerating just a tad here–what a shocker–as Pettis is booked to fight Eddie Alvarez in the co-headliner of the January 17th, Fight Night card.
McGregor did go on to say that he likes the style of fighting Pettis has, but furthered the dynamic striker needs to “make his climb back”. If we’re lucky, perhaps these two will throw down in the Octagon sometime in 2016 no?
Aldo-McGregor will headline UFC 194, which will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.