Conor McGregor calls Rafael dos Anjos 'a traitor to his people'
It didn't take Conor McGregor long to fire off a shot at lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos just minutes after their main-event bout at UFC 197 was made official.
McGregor will attempt to become the first simultaneous two-weight-class champion in UFC history when he faces dos Anjos on March 5 in Las Vegas.
McGregor took to Instagram on Tuesday after the UFC announced the fight and immediately blasted the Brazilian-born dos Anjos while saying he's dedicating this win to the population of the South American country.
And he did it all in the third person.
"This McGregor Inc. executive business decision is brought to you by the King himself in association with EA Sports. ’McGregor is the Game.' Mr. McGregor would like to thank the fans and the media for their patience in this decision. Mr. McGregor was still busy counting the take from his last fight," McGregor wrote.
"He has chosen to dedicate this demolition job to the loyal people of Brazil and all the fans around the globe who stay true to their roots and loyal to their land. Mr. McGregor has said that Rafael is a traitor to his people and vows to "behead the 'American Gringo' Rafael Dos Anjos, in the name of La Brasilia! Viva la Brasil!"
McGregor is never short on words, and it looks like he's already trying to get under dos Anjos' skin before they meet in the Octagon in just about seven weeks.
McGregor targeted dos Anjos for his next fight almost immediately after defeating featherweight champion Jose Aldo for the featherweight title at UFC 194 in December.
McGregor has long talked about becoming a two-weight-class champion in the UFC, and it appears the Irishman is wasting no time in his attempt to add another belt to his trophy case as he gets ready to take on dos Anjos at UFC 197.