Rafael Dos Anjos claims Conor McGregor is "embarrassing Irish people"

Dubliner's opponent adds to the war of words between now and their March fight

BY Newstalk 21:46 Monday 8 February 2016, 21:46 8 Feb 2016

Rafael dos Anjos (Picture by: Brandon Wade / AP/Press Association Images)

Given the nature of the business, Conor McGregor and Rafael Dos Anjos will be exchanging verbal barbs before they get to hit each other with fist and foot on March 5th.

The Brazilian had his chance to have a go at the Dubliner on the MMA Hour today and claimed that his neighbour's Irish wife told him that McGregor was "embarrassing Irish people".

"My neighbour, he lives next door to me, his wife is Irish. Every time they're saying 'please beat this guy. He's embarrassing Irish people,'" he told host Ariel Helwani, before adding that "The Irish say this guy has embarrassed his own people. They're ashamed of him."

UFC 196 takes place on March 5th in Las Vegas, where McGregor is aiming to beat Dos Anjos to claim that lightweight belt to add to the featherweight belt he already has.

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