Anthony Smith is not too happy with all the attention and backlash he has received following accusations of steroid use by Conor McGregor.
Anthony Smith is one of the top UFC light heavyweights in the division today. He could be just a few fights away from a title shot. He is also a talented analyst, he can be seen on the desk during UFC events and on YouTube cohosting, the podcast called Believe You Me with former fighter Michael Bisping. It was his position in the latter that has recently got him in some hot water. While on the podcast he recently discussed the situation regarding Conor McGregor being absent from the USADA testing pool.
Smith insinuated in not so many words that McGregor may have pulled himself out of the testing pool so that he could use banned substances. McGregor shot back at Smith and a sort of Twitter war began. Smith is now reflecting on that dispute when he was a guest on The MMA Hour.
Anthony Smith is not too happy with all the attention derived from his Twitter war with Conor McGregor
Smith has done a great job transitioning from fighter to analyst. He is currently excelling at both although at times wishes that the MMA media would not publish his name so much.
“I don’t know why he’s so mad,” Smith said. “I don’t give a sh-t about any of that stuff. I’m never gonna fight Conor. I’m not in his weight class, him being mad at me makes me no more money. Like, I don’t care about the clicks. I would rather people not write about it, because it’s always the same sh-t. You know, it’s taken out of context. It looks like I’m just being a hater. So I think that he understands that I’m respected. I think that people respect my opinion. And I think Conor thinks that when people hear what I say they go, oh, yeah, that kind of makes sense. And he doesn’t want that. Like, I’m just out here speaking my truth.”
Smith has been one of many that have found themselves in McGregor’s social media crosshairs over the years. Usually, the attack is short-lived and it seems as if McGregor has already moved on to target another and has left Smith alone. The only thing that Smith has to worry about these days is finding a new opponent for his March bout after his original opponent Jamahal Hill was taken to compete in the light heavyweight title bout against Glover Teixeira.