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'World champions don't need babying' - Conor McGregor's coaching is coming in for criticism

There’s still plenty of needle between McGregor and coaching rival Urijah Faber.

CONOR MCGREGOR’S COACHING style came under fire in the latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter.

The Notorious was visibly upset last week when another of his Team Europe protégés, Sascha Sharma, lost to Chris Gruetzemacher.

“He wasn’t the better man,” McGregor blasted after Sharma’s elimination. “You gave him everything there.”

Coaching rival Urijah Faber called out McGregor after the outburst and suggested that he wasn’t fully committed to his team.

“I gave Conor a little advice and suggested that maybe he show up (for morning practice sessions) and give these guys his full effort if he’s going to get so invested and pissed off at them,” Faber said.

But McGregor brushed off the criticism and said: “World champions do not need babying. That’s the wrong approach. That’s Urijah’s approach.

“My approach is to focus on my own journey. I’m on my own journey and I’m dominating the game as world champion.

I will simply lay down the platform for these people to train under my coaches and go and win it.

“You don’t need to baby people.”

McGregor’s team finally registered their first win of the series as Marcin Wrzosek beat Tom Gallicchio 20-18 on Wednesday night’s episode.

Source: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship/YouTube

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