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Dos Anjos: McGregor is a low-life
23 Jan 2016 15:03
Conor McGregor's UFC 197 opponent Rafael Dos Anjos has hit back at the Irishman's description of him as a "traitor" to his native Brazil, and said the Dubliner was "a classless low-life".
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Featherweight kingpin McGregor will face lightweight champion Dos Anjos in Las Vegas on 5 March as he bids to become the first UFC fighter to hold belts at two divisions simultaneously.
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"The guy thinks just because he is dressed nice and drives nice cars that he has class, but he's classless, he's a low-life," Dos Anjos told the Daily Mail.
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"I knew he was going to talk over me and take my place, that's his style. But I'm going to talk louder on 5 March.
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"I knew he was going to try to use all his weapons to make me get mad but I kept calm. He has no respect, he doesn't know the word, it doesn't exist for him.
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"He's going to get worse, he's going to do everything to promote himself, do everything for money."
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McGregor riled Dos Anjos with a typically bombastic performance at a press conference on Wednesday, where the Crumlin native said his rival had abandoned his roots: "He ran from the country of Brazil, he didn't trust his own. This guy, in Brazil lingo, is a gringo. That's the truth. Why are your kids named Bob and Donald?"
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Dos Anjos has now responded by saying McGregor's comments are an insult to all Irish emigrants and asking for Irish in the USA to support him in the fight.
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"In Brazil, millions of Brazilians leave and a lot of Irish leave Ireland," said Dos Anjos. "These people don't deserve to be called traitors.
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"I think he's calling his own people traitors and I want to call all the Irish who live in the USA to be on my side because he called them traitors. I want their support on 5 March."
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