They say you should always keep your options open and no one in MMA does a better job of that than Conor McGregor.
Earlier this week, Jorge Masvidal pulled out from his scheduled bout with Leon Edwards at UFC 269 next month after suffering an undisclosed injury. The announcement was met with derision by some and, never one to miss an opportunity, McGregor opted to pile on as well, taking aim at Masvidal over social media.
It all began so simply, with McGregor celebrating the five-year anniversary of winning the lightweight title, or as McGregor prefers to call it, Champ Champ Day.
Happy November Twelfth everybody!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 11, 2021
World Champ Champ Day ☘️ pic.twitter.com/3WKSWJPrcq
It’s crazy that November Twelfth is also the date UFC 1 took place.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 12, 2021
The very first event. 1993.
Some strange, beautiful energy in the air on this date for our sport!
Inaugural UFC event! The Inaugural New York City event! The Inaugural UFC Champ Champ crowned!
What a day! ☘️
McGregor could not leave it at that though. As Nov. 12 is also the birthday of Jorge Masvidal, McGregor then lambasted the “BMF” Champion for pulling out of his bout and for some fashion choices Masvidal has made in recent years. This led to Masvidal returning fire, claiming McGregor is only speaking up because he shares a management team, Paradigm Sports, with Edwards.
It’s also Jorge masvadal birthday but he a bitch for bottling the fight against Leon. Fuck your “injury” You sign to fight, you fight. Strip that belt from him that he never even won. Hoe in a housecoat. The fuck was that about as well? Last seasons Versace house coat hahaha wtf!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 12, 2021
I guess you’re off your meds again barking up the wrong tree and don’t be upset your client was about to be blessed with the biggest pay day of his life and now you don’t get a dime off his whack ass. Too much man for you little guy go back to fighting old dudes in bars— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) November 12, 2021
Ye, ok sweetheart. Stick the kettle on for me in your little housecoat there. Me and Hans have a meeting about your pity wage today hahahaaha— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 12, 2021
Masvidal let the matter sit there (at least for now) but McGregor isn’t one to have a single iron in the fire. After moving on from Masvidal, McGregor also took the opportunity from the fan interaction to their Twitter spat to throw shade at a number of other fighters, including, unexpectedly, interim bantamweight champion Petr Yan. This led to Yan (or whoever is running Yan’s Twitter account) chirping back, and McGregor suggesting the two spar in the future.
I outboxed 3 guys on this list! There’s no one even remotely close to my boxing in the ufc. Even Dustin only got shots off post the leg damage. Everyone has been pucked around by me if we are going off boxing. Yan is good tho, i like his style. I’d rip him up in that shell tho. https://t.co/kjB61gqFGX— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 12, 2021
Conor, we all know that you like to talk, but let’s get straight to the point if you really want to box or to fight, I don’t care about the weight or the ruleset. I bet you won’t show up @TheNotoriousMMA https://t.co/EJN2AbQQ32— Petr “No Mercy” Yan (@PetrYanUFC) November 12, 2021
Lol, no prob littler. We will set up a spar or something similar in the near future. Will host you and your team in Ireland for one of our shows at Crumlin boxing club. We will figure it out then, kid. God bless ya. @ParimatchGlobal, get this set.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 12, 2021
McGregor is currently still recovering from shattering his leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. McGregor has previously said that he will be back to full training in January and he will be targeting a return to action in early 2022, preferably in a fourth fight against Dustin Poirier. However, if that fight can’t be booked, McGregor now has two more options to add to the roster of potential opponents.
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Unclear if Conor is talking about lightweight or welterweight honestly.
Hey, bums! Nobodies.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 11, 2021
The title shot’s mine.
Happy “Champ Champ” day, MMA.
Man, Conor really did kick the tar out of Eddie though.
Excited to be getting another one in before the end of the year… much love to @bullyb170 for taking the fight! Let’s put on a show December 18th #UFCFightNight199 #LewisVSDaukaus pic.twitter.com/5bKp36YmEC— Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) November 11, 2021
@darrentill2 wanna do a backyard fight in your hometown?— U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) November 11, 2021
Kamaru Usman has style.
Blessed is an understatement. SQUAD pic.twitter.com/bNwb24DsWJ— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) November 11, 2021
Tony Ferguson stays mad.
Listen You Fat Phuck @TeamKhabib Last Time I Saw You, Ya Ran Off To A Different Country Like A Little Bitch To Avoid Our Title Fight. The Time Before That Ya Faked A Stomach Ache To Get Out Of Our Title Fight. Shut Cha’Trap. Leave The Man Shit To The Ones On The Front Line pic.twitter.com/JsPp3CogRb— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) November 12, 2021
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