UFC superstar Conor McGregor as, to some degree, taken over the world of mixed martial arts. The fighter is the first and only UFC competitor to ever simultaneously hold two UFC titles. The fighter stunned the world with 13 second knockout of Jose Aldo for the featherweight title, before making his way to the lightweight division and eventually earning a stoppage over Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt. That in mind, “Notorious” has not gained a grand reputation with all of his fellow fighters.
Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, alongside UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber, offered his thoughts thoughts on McGregor back in 2015 in an interview with MMA Heat.
When asked on his thoughts concerning Conor McGregor, Luke Rockhold offered a response.
“The guy is good. The guy is a good fighter. He’s a good talker. There can only be so many of those guys in the sport. Not everybody can be Conor McGregor or otherwise it would just be a complete sh*t show. We’d probably lose out credibility here. He’s starting to believe his own hype and he thinks he’s bigger than the sport now, which is kind of annoying. We’ll see how it all pans out in the future for the guy, but usually guys that rise that fast fall even harder so we’ll see.”
Rockhold then offered his thoughts on McGregor allegedly acting with his “chest puffed out” backstage at a previous event.
“It’s like, ‘Cool the f**k down, dude.’ I don’t know what he’s on, but Monster Energy is not it. That’s the least of it.”
The original interview can be seen in the video below:
Much has happened in the world of mixed martial arts since Rockhold offered his thoughts on “Notorious.” Conor McGregor has since been involved in an altercation with referee Marc Goddard at Bellator 187. The fighter was also allegedly involved in a physical altercation with members of the Kinahan gang in Dublin, Ireland.
Before that, McGregor made his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a match that would go on to become the payday of McGregor’s career and would break the pay-per-view sales record formerly held by Mayweather vs. Pacquiao.