Conor McGregor is never one to shy away from the limelight and the headlines.
The Irishman may no longer be in action in the Octagon, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still a huge name worth talking about.
Whilst he is at the fore when you think about the modern era of UFC, John Cena is a similar figure in the world of wrestling.
The man from West Newbury, Massachusetts, is a 16-time WWE champion during his illustrious career, this leading on to film roles and even music releases.
Back to McGregor, though, and he doesn’t think particularly highly of Cena, especially if we throw back to his comments from a 2016 press conference.
It is easy to see how someone in Notorious’ position wouldn’t be all that fond of the wrestling business. The following quote shows just that.
“What’s the main guy? John Cena. He’s 40 years of age walking around in a luminous orange t-shirt and a headband talking about nobody can see him. We can see him right there he’s a big, fat failed Olympian mother***er.”
The pair are two of the most well-known names in combat sports and whilst McGregor may not be rushing to compliment “the big, fat failed Olympian,” he himself has crossed the threshold into another world.
In the August of 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada, the Dublin man crossed paths with Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. This boxing bout went the way of the American, which was hardly a surprise.
Cena is an easy target in truth given the way he has acted for decades when going through the ropes.
The WWE in general has a lot to be criticised for, most notably in this modern era, and so McGregor’s comments almost speak to the wider industry as opposed to just the star of films such as The Marine, Legendary and the ninth chapter in the Fast and Furious franchise.