WSOF Featherweight Champion Georgi Karakhanyan Says That Conor McGregor Sucks
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.27.2014
He says he's looking to get paid...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, World Series of Fighting featherweight champion Georgi Karakhanyan (23-3-1) said that UFC fighter Conor McGregor "sucks". Karakhanyan will defend against Rick Glenn (14-2-1) at WSOF 10 on June 21. He will then only have one fight left with the promotion and said that if WSOF doesn't give him a raise, he'll leave.
On if he'll leave after his next fight: "I have one more fight left after this fight with WSOF, then my manager, Mike Kogan, will sit down and see what's best for me. A lot of fighters say they don't do this for the money and all that, but that's your only job. This is how I make a living. I'm going to be honest: This is the only way I make a living. Money matters to me. It matters to me how much I get paid. I'm not going to sit here and bulls–t you and say I don't care. I've got to support myself and my daughter, so money matters."
On who the UFC is selecting: "I don't know what UFC is looking for. I know this sport's about entertainment. There are guys like Conor McGregor – that guy f—ing sucks. He fought a bunch of random fighters in Ireland then came here and fought. Max Holloway is a decent fighter, but he hasn't fought any top 10 guys. So I don't know what UFC is looking for. I just know I'm looking to get paid. It doesn't matter where I'm fighting as long as I'm getting it."
On defending his title: "You're not a true champion until you defend it. I'm not in this sport to get respect; I just want to get paid. I want to make a lot of money. If I see the opportunity or get an opportunity, I'm going to go for the finish. If the finish isn't there, I'm ready to go 10 rounds right now. Wherever the fight is, I'm going to be ready."