‘I’m So Shocked That He Has the Ba**s’- Anthony Smith Hits Out at Conor McGregor

Published 08/18/2021, 11:10 PM EDT


Conor McGregor’s ascension to the top of the MMA world was swift, to say the least. Just two years into his career with the UFC, ‘The Notorious’ was the undisputed world champion at 145-pounds. Also, he became the undisputed top attraction of the sport, a title he still holds to this very day. Conor McGregor won over a lot of fans with his ability to talk trash and back it up time and time again. 

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‘The Notorious’ also gained a lot of respect from his fellow UFC fighters for all the good that he was doing for the sport. Needless to say, this has not been the case over the past few months. As ‘The Notorious’ has been firing shots online at almost and every fighter, it has turned away his most staunch supporters. Anthony Smith is one of them. 

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In a recent interview with Low Kick MMA, Smith shared his thoughts on McGregor’s recent tweets. He said, “I can’t handle the tweeting stuff. Take all this fighting bulls**t out of the picture, like people get shot for a lot less than that….Like I’m just so shocked that he has the ba**s I don’t understand how you feel so free to say things like that. Like, is he really that untouchable and really feels that he is just free to say what he wants.”

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Lionheart’ continued, “There are some people you can’t talk like that about. It’s weird to me, it’s weird to me because he seems to be spinning. He is spinning and spiraling a little bit. And I can’t stick up for Conor anymore…. This probably really is the true Conor as a person and that’s kinda sad.”

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Anthony Smith takes on Ryan Spann in an epic light heavyweight clash 

‘Lionheart’, currently on a two-fight win streak, has secured stoppage wins over the likes of Devin Clark and Jimmy Crute. Hence, the former title challenger will be aiming to continue his good run of form. That will be easier said than done, given he takes on a particularly tough assignment in Ryan Spann

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Spann, 4-1 in his last five fights, has secured three of these wins via stoppage. Hence, the fight between the rising Spann and the experienced Smith will be an extremely close contest. A win will most likely bump the victor up into the top five of the division.

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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