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Ricardo Lamas Feels UFC is Protecting Conor McGregor From Wrestlers

UFC featherweight contender, Ricardo Lamas, who is coming off a very impressive submission victory over Dennis Bermudez at UFC 180, spoke about one of the most popular topics in MMA – Conor McGregor.

Speaking on Submission Radio, Lamas claims that the Irish stars trash-talking wouldn’t be able to get to him, and how he feels the UFC is protecting him from being matched up against a wrestler. And finally, Lamas claims his wrestling would seal the victory for him, should he and McGregor meet in the Octagon.

When asked if Conor McGregor’s trash-talking skills would get to him, here was Lamas’ response:

There’s nothing that guy’s going to be able to say to me that’s going to get me riled up to the point where I’m like angry, you know what I mean? I grew up in a house with six older brothers; I got picked on my entire life. If he wants to play this game, he’s going to lose and he’s going to lose horribly. I’ve had a lot of practice at being made fun of and making fun of people back, and I’ve been doing that my whole life. So if he wants to play that game I’m fine with it.”

Lamas went on to say he feels the UFC is protecting the Irish star from facing a Wrestler in the Octagon, something many fighters have also claimed:

“He’s a big name in the sport right now, so I think the UFC is kind of protecting him, not giving him wrestlers, and if he wants to get to a title shot I think he needs to fight a wrestler before doing that. I think the big difference will be my wrestling, all his flashy moves won’t work when he’s on his back getting punched in the face.

Conor McGregor is set to take on Dennis Siver on January 18th, 2015 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. A win for McGregor could likely see him be the next man to face featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.

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