Lesnar, of course, is not entirely accurate. While McGregor currently holds the featherweight title, he’s fighting Nate Diaz on Saturday at the welterweight level, which is 170 pounds.
Lesnar likely doesn’t care about accuracy, however, but revenge. McGregor started the trash-talking between the two when he described the WWE star earlier this month as “juiced up to the [expletive] eyeballs.”
“How can I respect that?” McGregor asked.
McGregor was referring to two performance-enhancing-drug tests Lesnar failed ahead of UFC 200, where, after a five-year absence from the Octagon, Lesnar fought and beat Mark Hunt in a much-anticipated heavyweight bout.
Lesnar denied any wrongdoing after the failed PED tests and vowed to sleuth out the problem, but instead of addressing that progress Saturday, he decided to address McGregor instead.
“If Conor McGregor wants to say some [crap] to me, and get his name out there more than he already has, by dropping my name, I got about [expletive] 10 words for him. Come here, face-to-face, Conor, and say it to my face,” Lesnar continued. “Otherwise leave me and WWE out of it because I came to your arena and kicked ass. Now if you want, if you’re so [expletive] tough, come to our arena and and try to kick some ass.”