UFC veteran Cole Miller (pictured) didn’t make any new friends during Saturday’s post-fight celebratory speech – specifically if you’re an MMA judge, European fighter or Conor McGregor, which may have flown over your head since Miller called him “Colin McGoober.”
“I don’t know what’s going in with these judges in mixed martial arts, ruining my last fight,” an animated Miller stated. “I don’t know what’s up with these European fighters, either. Ross Pearson couldn’t be beat. Andy Ogle couldn’t be beat. Dennis Siver can’t be beat. And you know what? Neither can ‘Colin McGoober,’ so bring it.”
If you thought he was fuming for his in-Octagon interview, Miller was even more heated during his post-fight scrum session with the media.
“This is my 15th fight in the UFC,” Miller stated, who bumped his Octagon record to 9-6 after his decision win over Andy Ogle. “I’m over here looking at this guy, I know a show pony when I see one, and that’s [Conor McGregor]. I know that’s what he is.
“I see this guy walking around, looking all GQ. Flying to this place, flying to that place, and then he’s calling out my teammates. Talking crap about Nik Lentz, talking crap about Dustin Poirier. It’s like, those dudes will run through you. You didn’t finish a 21-year-old kid with eight MMA fights, and you’re talking about being a top 10 contender. You haven’t tested yourself against no kind of fighter, especially one like me. So he can get out of here.”
Despite having just two UFC fights – with his latest coming against the aforementioned Max Holloway, who actually has 10 pro scraps – McGregor has taken the Octagon by storm. However, it’s clear the outspoken Irishman has rubbed some of his peers the wrong way.
McGregor will be sitting the sidelines until at least next June with a torn ACL. There appears to be no shortage of fighters who want to welcome him back when he’s good to go.