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Conor McGregor takes shots at Nate Diaz, Frankie Edgar during MMA Awards acceptance speech

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UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor slammed heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum after winning the Fighter of the Year award at the 2016 World MMA Awards in Las Vegas, but he also turned his focus to two other UFC stars while accepting another award.

In a pre-recorded video that wasn’t showed at The Venetian Theatre, "The Notorious" aimed at Nate Diaz and featherweight contender Frankie Edgar after being awarded the International Fighter of the Year.

"The who’s who of MMA I’m sure is there in their badly fitted suits, having a penny in their pocket," McGregor said. "I heard Nate Diaz couldn’t even afford to fly over to Las Vegas for the ceremony. Frankie Edgar... I heard he’s dressed like a little Sheikh servant or something struggling to make a few quid.

"Hard work pays so take notes," he continued. "Stop holding bitterness deep in your bum soul. Stuck on 20,000 to show and 20,000 to fight. I wipe my ass with that money. I tip your wage in a year."

McGregor could face Edgar in his first featherweight title defense later this year, but first he meets Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight title at Las Vegas’ UFC 196 on March 5.