The Game Genie is a cheating device used to benefit gamers and manipulate a game’s elements, famously used for games on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (NES and SNES). Interim UFC Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson says if success in life and the UFC was measured like a video game, then UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor used a Game Genie.
As reported by MMA Fighting, at a media lunch on Thursday, Ferguson claimed McGregor received all the opportunities he has gotten in the UFC because of his mouth, not for any fighting talent.
“Conor used the Game Genie to get to where he’s at,” Ferguson said. “Now if you play video games all the time and you’re a real gamer, you’re not going to use the Game Genie, you’re not going to use the codes. You’re going to go on there and get your ass kicked and you’re going to play it again.”
Ferguson, however, did state that McGregor has made the most of everything that has come his way. But in his opinion, McGregor, who hasn’t fought in the UFC since UFC 205 in November 2016, needs to do less verbal work and more physical work.
“When I used the words that Conor used the Game Genie, I said that he talked his way into it,” Ferguson said. “Which I’m not bashing. But I’m saying that he used a method that not a lot of people get to use. Because when we get into the fight game, we get into it, not to do this (makes hand-talking gesture). I’m blessed with that. I speak what’s real.
I’ve earned my way here. I don’t want anyone else carrying my torch because that torch is heavy.
Ferguson meets Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 7 at UFC 223. So long as the fight — which has been booked and canceled three times prior — goes on, McGregor’s belt will be awarded to the winner.
Original Story: MMA Fighting