Not only did Conor not show up to accept his Fighter of the Year award, he recorded his acceptance speech in portrait mode.
“I am cocky in prediction. I am confident in preparation, but I am always humble in victory or defeat.” -Conor McGregor
Well, Conor McGregor is no longer humble in victory or defeat. I’m the biggest McGregor fan there is, but this makes me nervous. The UFC 197 (now 196) Press Conference made me a little nervous, when everyone was talking about how coked up he was (ALLEGEDLY). Now, he wins the award for Fighter of the Year, doesn’t show up, which I’m okay with, but he then uses it as his opportunity to shit on every fighter in the UFC and the media.
I’m always reminded that McGregor is actually a cool, humble, guy when his fights are over, or when something like this happens. I expected him to thank the MMA media/press for their hard work and voting him for their most prestigious award of the year. I didn’t expect him to say when he did, from his phone, while driving. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anyone give less of a fuck.
Now don’t take this to an extreme, but I’m getting very similar vibes from McGregor right now that I did about Ronda Rousey pre-UFC 193.