Could 11 (UPI) — Former UFC two-weight champion Conor McGregor went on a Twitter tirade Monday and demanded a battle with new interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje.
McGregor (22-4) began his outburst on social media by difficult Gaethje, who’s coming off a fifth-round TKO of Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on Saturday. Gaethje is predicted to face undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a unification bout in some unspecified time in the future.
McGregor ended the rant by calling Nurmagomedov an “absolute embarrassment to actual preventing.” He later hinted at a return to the Octagon in July.
“The followers make the game!” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Watching the opposite night time, I used to be towards entering into with out them. However it will likely be my [expletive] pleasure to show the ability I possess with zero background noise for them. It is me and Justin subsequent as Khabib is the most important bottle fighter within the recreation. Assure it.
“Justin, there is no such thing as a hazard in a person that hugs leg, everyone knows. Attempt to dance round what the true risk is right here all you need. I’m going to [expletive] butcher you. Your enamel. I’ll put them on a [expletive] necklace. Converse on my abilities as a father? You’re [expletive] useless.”
McGregor appeared to reference a tweet from Gaethje final September wherein he referred to as McGregor a “[expletive] human, father and husband.”
McGregor, 31, final fought at UFC 246 in January, when he beat Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone within the first spherical by way of TKO.