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Conor McGregor has been told that he 'sold his soul for money' in a ruthless assessment of his UFC career.
McGregor has earned a staggering amount of money from his Octagon outings, becoming the biggest pay-per-view draw in the company's history.
But his success and fame has come at a price. Well, that's according to UFC light-heavyweight contender Anthony Smith, whose dismantled the Irishman's current situation.
Smith said that the former UFC double champion has 'alienated himself from everybody' and will 'never be one of us again'.
His strongly-worded rant comes after McGregor aimed a dig at his punditry work in a now deleted post on Twitter.
"This is the second time that Conor's come at me," he told SiriusXM's Fight Nation.
"But as I thought about it, I think I figured it out. Conor's been uber, uber successful. He's made more money than he could ever spend. He's made true, like, generational wealth. His kids' kids' kids' kids are going to be just fine because of the things that Conor's accomplished.
"What Conor can never get back, is he'll never be one of us again - and it drives him absolutely crazy. He used to be - he used to be one of us.
"I found myself sitting at the desk wondering, like, does Conor miss what it felt like to be in the gym and just be one of the guys? Because he's alienated himself from everybody. I've been around him a little bit. I don't know him. But I've been around him and he was one of the guys.
"Then he kind of sold out and he starts taking shots at people and he kind of sold his soul for all that money. That's fine if that's what you want to do."
McGregor is currently on the mend after suffering a leg break in his last UFC showing against Dustin Poirier.
He's on a two-fight losing skid, having only defeated Donald Cerrone since 2018.
The 33-year-old appears set to return to action early next year, with a host of his rivals calling him out. From Michael Chandler to Rafael dos Anjos.
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