During the conversation, which also featured Bisping and Anthony Smith, Brown didn’t hesitate to make his stance clear.
He acknowledged McGregor’s past accomplishments and the heights he had reached but confidently asserted that McGregor’s glory days were behind him, perhaps due to his own actions.
Matt Brown has harsh words for "bum" Conor McGregor. 😳
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“He’s a nobody, in my opinion. He was amazing, I give him props for all that he did, but at this point he’s a bum.
“You can headline that, and it won’t be bullsh*t. Conor, I think he’s lost like four or his last five. He hasn’t f*cking done nothing.
“Everything you see, it’s him drinking and getting coked up, or he’s juiced out of his mind. That’s f*cking bum life to me.
“All that money don’t make you not a bum. You’re still a bum to me, bro. When you step in the cage, you’re still a bum to me.”
Their paths also crossed indirectly when McGregor acknowledged Brown after his victory over Court McGee at UFC on ABC 4 on May 13th, 2023.
During his post-fight interview, McGregor expressed his intention to surpass the combined record of 13 knockouts in UFC history held by Derrick Lewis and Brown.
Brown didn’t shy away from the challenge and urged the Irish superstar to step into the octagon with him. However, McGregor swiftly dismissed Brown’s call-out, labeling it a “woeful attempt” to provoke him.
While an actual fight between Brown and McGregor remains purely speculative at this point, their online exchange certainly adds fuel to the fire.