UFC legend Conor McGregor has taken a swipe at his colleagues as he thanked Anderson Silva for his support following his leg break.
The 33-year-old picked up the horrific injury in his trilogy defeat against lightweight rival Dustin Poirier in July.
Justin Gaethje recently mocked the Notorious for losing against the Diamond, as he blamed the freak injury on his Los Angeles lifestyle.
Meanwhile Khabib Nurmagomedov taunted the Irishman after UFC 264 as he tweeted that 'good always defeats evil'.
But MMA icon Silva, who snapped his own leg in 2013 against Chris Weidman, has offered McGregor advice in his comeback to the octagon.
He told Submission Radio: “For Conor right now, is take time and continue work and continue doing the physiotherapy, continue working (the) upper body and stay mind outside the fight game.
“Just keep the focus on your recovery, and don’t think about you gotta fight tomorrow or in six months. Just recovery your body.
"Stay ready to prepare your mind for when you’re back, you’re back strong, you’re back better.”
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Before adding: "Your mind, you need to stay ready and connect to heart to make you more powerful."
McGregor was humbled by his advice, with the two-weight world champion then hitting out at the UFC roster for failing to show him the same support as Silva.
In an Instagram post, he said: "I appreciate this message greatly Anderson, thank you.
"You know, since this freak injury happened to me, I’ve had very little support from my fellow colleagues. In fact quite the exact opposite. The claws came out.
"But no worries! I love a little scratch from a b****. See yous when I get ya’s you’s little nobodies!"
The Dublin native has also declared he intends to see out the final two fights on his UFC contract before departing.
A fourth fight against Poirier has been speculated, with the American himself stating he is open to another contest.
Meanwhile McGregor has claimed that he could make his return to the ring at welterweight, which could open the door to a trilogy fight against Nate Diaz.
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