Before he was taken apart by Nate Diaz at UFC 196, Conor McGregor was mooted for a superfight against UFC Welterweight champ Robbie Lawler but as we all know now after Diaz defeated him, McGregor went from being the golden goose to back of the queue.
The Superfight between McGregor and Lawler was supposed to be in UFC 200 – a fight to certainly put the bells and whistles on a big night for the promotion.
Lawler didn’t get his big night but it didn’t stop him having a pop at the Irish brawler in a recent interview.
Lawler started off by acknowledging McGregor’s pulling power as the main event star but Lawler told Atlanta’s WSB-TV that he would still have beaten him.
He explained:“I wasn’t too worried about [a potential fight with McGregor]. Obviously, that was a big fight. He’s a big draw, but it wouldn’t have been good for him.
“Because if I hurt him, I wasn’t taking his neck… [I would have taken] his soul.
“I’m a lot different than most people. He found a way out and Diaz took his neck and was nice to him.”
Conor McGregor has yet to respond, but the Notorious and Lawler will go head to head sooner rather than later.
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Loaded sports writer Pearse Corcoran has covered news, sport and entertainment for several national newspapers and radio stations in Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PearseCorcoran