Edson Barboza: “Conor McGregor is thinking about another sport, so why doesn’t UFC strip title?”
Brazil’s Edson Barboza is just one of the lightweight fighters not happy with the UFC and their treatment of Conor McGregor in comparison to other fighters. The lightweight belt is currently in McGregor’s house collecting dust and we likely won’t have clarity on the future of the division until after McGregor-Mayweather.
“Conor stays out for a long time. I don’t think he worries about the UFC, don’t worry about the division. He (doesn’t) respect us, and the UFC don’t get his belt. I really don’t understand why the UFC got the belt from (Germaine de Randamie) and why the UFC (doesn’t) get the belt from Conor? Take the belt (from) Conor. I really don’t understand. I think this belt in the UFC, Conor’s not a real champ,” said Barboza.
“This guy is thinking about boxing; he’s thinking about another sport,” Barboza said. “He don’t think about the UFC. He don’t think about the division. That’s my job; that’s my work. I’m in the UFC to get the belt. I’m in the UFC to be the champ. I know I deserve the chance. This guy, because of him, our division is stuck. That’s not good. This guy doesn’t respect nobody. He doesn’t respect the UFC, and he’s still champ. That’s crazy.”