Conor McGregor Blasts Anthony Smith, Hints At Upcoming Netflix Doc

Conor McGregor, UFC 264 press conference
Conor McGregor, UFC 264 press conference Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Conor McGregor has fired back at fellow UFC athlete Anthony Smith — and also revealed that a four part Netflix documentary will accompany his return to action next year.

Smith previously suggested that McGregor’s absence from the USADA testing pool was due to the use of performance enhancing drugs. “He pulled himself out of the USADA pool. There’s only one reason you would do that. He’s looking jacked as sh*t,” Smith told MMA Junkie recently.

Now, McGregor has fired back, part of a lengthy string of messages the Irish star posted to social media on Saturday.

“This rat spoke to Weidman who’d the same horrific injury and is having severe complications still, is bothered I was able to heal/return to a normal way of life. He, like many other rats in my game, would be happier if I wasn’t able to play with my children the same again,” McGregor stated in a curt response. “The audacity of this loser! [Anthony Smith] you’re a loser. The % of the bones joining back after a break like this is so low. You think I give a f*ck about anything else? I am the most tested fighter all time in combat sport. I give everything to this game. You – nothing!”

McGregor then pointed to Smith’s own recent leg injury, sustained in a loss against Magomed Ankalaev last July at UFC 277. “I thought you broke your leg yourself in your last fight you little dope. You embarrassment of a man! Keep my name out of your f*cking mouth. Pr*ck.”

In terms of his withdrawal from the USADA testing pool, McGregor clarified that “everything was fully disclosed before I began. The state of allowance for athletes to recover from injuries as horrific as the one I overcame must be assessed. My thoughts are with Weidman and Silva. The 3 of us, and only us, know the severity of this injury.”

In response to a fan question about his injury, McGregor shared more details into the extent of the damage, some of which occurred before his fight with Dustin Poirier in July of 2021 — and also hinted at an upcoming Netflix doc. “I crushed the metatarsal bones in my foot three weeks before the Khabib fight, and still made the walk. All injuries are not the same. You will see it all on Netflix. When a serious injury with a high % of never recovering occurs, it is just simply not the same.”

Later, he would confirm that the plan for the Netflix endeavor is to have a four-part series. “Series. 4 part. I have just completed production of the first episode,” McGregor stated. “It is riveting.”

Later, he proclaimed that “this documentary will be out before my next fight, episode 1, of 4. And the full four will be out before my Hollywood debut in the notorious “Roadhouse.” You’re bout to see what’s what here. And it ain’t free.”

McGregor just recently hinted that he would return to the USADA testing pool in February, with an eye to line up his return fight next year.