Claiming to be walking around at 168 pounds, McGregor admitted he enjoys the size advantage to 'bully' his opponents.
"It makes it all that much sweeter," McGregor said of his weight cut. "Especially when I'm going in against a 5-foot-5 overblown German that's too small, too slow and too stocky. It makes all the sense. I like to bully these little people."
Saying he can't respect Siver after his nine-month suspension for testing positive for human chorionic gonadotropin, McGregor says he believes the drugs left his opponent disfigured.
"He's muscular but he's really small. He's a weird looking, deformed looking guy. He was caught cheating at one stage in his career. He was on the steroids and he got banned for it so I think when you take some of the stuff like that your body becomes weird. You look weird, especially when you come off it. Even your head, I believe. So I think he's a weird looking little German guy and I'm going to go in and whoop his ass in beautiful Boston City. 'Ireland No. 2' I like to call it."
McGregor also had quite a bit to say about fellow contender Cub Swanson.
"I believe he's been promised," McGregor said of Swanson's title hopes. "[UFC] looked him dead in the eye and said, 'Cub, I promise you, beat this man and you have a title shot.' They looked him dead in the eye, so even if he wins and they still don't give him the title shot I want to be there when they tell him, 'No, I'm sorry. Remember that promise we promised you where we looked you dead in the eyes? It was all lies.'"
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Words for Dana.
Thanks for the kind words @danawhite— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) November 20, 2014
Ben Askren (@Benaskren) November 19, 2014
Rose Namajunas (@rosenamajunas) November 20, 2014
Dang Felice tapped easy! Congrats Randa.— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) November 20, 2014
Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) November 20, 2014
The girl cant say,I am a champ,before Fight Cris Ciborg!! The real deal! Whay This Fight no happen? how is the best! What you think ?— Wanderlei Silva (@wandfc) November 20, 2014
Need 2 apologize to all that were watching #Bellator131 I went over the top with flipping the double birds. My emotions got the best of me.— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) November 20, 2014
One guy dies in a combat sport, and everyone goes nuts, and are discussing closing a gym.. thousands die every ... http://t.co/pAwqVrdKgr— Tim Elliott (@TElliott125) November 19, 2014
it just me or anyone else have a hard time seeing Bill Cosby raping someone?I know its serious issue,but I can't get pudding out of my mind— John Alessio (@johnalessio79) November 20, 2014
Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) November 20, 2014
I'm laughing at some of these questions. The ppl making me lol thank you. I needed that laugh today. Much love regardless you motivate me— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) November 20, 2014
This is what I've been up to http://t.co/bM3j5XIdeI— Forrest Griffin (@ForrestGriffin) November 19, 2014
If you only have 7 of your 10 fingers AND you don't speak english YOU DONT TELL ME SHIT about how to run the saw!— DaMarques Johnson (@DaMarques_UFC) November 19, 2014
Mitch Clarke (@MitchClarkeMMA) November 19, 2014
Mothafucka freakin DVR didn't record the fight cause of college basketball!!So pissed, hate basketball now I have to wait for replay at 10pm— John Alessio (@johnalessio79) November 20, 2014
James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) November 20, 2014
Charles Manson is getting married, and I'm still single. Seems about right.— Sean McCorkle (@BigSexyMcCorkle) November 19, 2014
Me searching for "Real" people! pic.twitter.com/gBs3fAxCf4— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) November 19, 2014
Never trust someone that says, "I'm not going to slam you, don't worry." They are about to slam you.— Joe Lauzon (@JoeLauzon) November 18, 2014
No idea when I will fight again just hope it's soon http://t.co/8PpnpFD4Tq— Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) November 17, 2014
For the reporter who quoted me as saying "piece of shit",learn your translations.Un Comemierda is a bullshitter,or someone who messes around— Ricardo Lamas (@RicardoLamasMMA) November 14, 2014
This just fell out when I popped my hood open. It's not important, right? pic.twitter.com/H7b1G3kS1D— Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) November 13, 2014
Sometimes it's hard to see the peak when you're down in the valley but God wouldn't bring me this far to lead me astray. #Godspromises— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) November 18, 2014
Well cars dead guess I'll take some pre workout and rage at the Koch household!— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) November 18, 2014
Dear microwave, why does one make the bowl to hot to Touch? but the food still frozen? Coffee cup burns my lips but coffee still cold??— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) November 20, 2014
Operation "jew with no hat" complete. In a bit of pain and still feeling uncomfortable after anaesthetic. #helmet— Doni Miller (@DoniMiller) November 17, 2014
Stefan Struve (@StefanStruve) November 17, 2014
Peggy Morgan (@peggymorganmma) November 16, 2014
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via Smuggling Aces.
Every day I read some article speaking about how women's MMA is on the up and up. How the talent is growing, and how people want to see Rhonda Rousey. The following article is about Rousey talking trash to Cyborg for roids, Cyborg saying she'll be tested and they can do it at 140, and Rousey saying No. Rousey fighting some tin can. The following article is about who Rousey might fight next instead of Cyborg because of a weight class issue. The next article is about Rousey hating Cyborg again. This has been going on for months even a year or so. I'm tired of it. Women's MMA is not growing and will not grow until the best fighters in women's MMA finally faceoff. While I get that there is a reason for weight classes, women's MMA is still juvenile in its growth. There is such a lack of competition in the weight classes, that Rouseys judo career is honestly more impressive.
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