After a relatively calm spell by his standards, Conor McGregor has gone back on the verbal warpath with a series of call-outs to some of his biggest lightweight rivals, including Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin Gaethje, Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier.
McGregor’s Twitter tirade began fairly calmly as he stated his intention to return to fighting even although he laments not being able to compete in front of a live audience.
“The fans make the sport!” McGregor wrote. “Watching the other night I was against going in without them. But it will be my fucking pleasure to display the power I possess with zero background noise for them.
Its me and Justin next as khabib is the biggest bottle fighter in the game. Guarantee it.
Then came the onslaught of call-outs and put-downs.
“I love Tony. We represented him amazingly at Paradigm sports and were betrayed for a promise of a baseball contract. But frame and preparation here was just embarrassing. His methods and conversation are humorous/enjoyable but he was never the level perceived. Although tough.”
“It is Dustin/Tony next when Tony heals. If he does. Dustin will beat him also if changes are not made. Which they won’t. Dustin, although game, and in the mix, will be fed to the floor again. Couple wins here/there then folded in half. Rinse and repeat – Dustin career.”
“Justin, there is no danger in a man that hugs legs, we all know. Try and dance around what the real threat is here all you want. I am going to fucking butcher you. Your teeth. I’m going to put them on a fucking necklace.
Speak on my skills as a father? You are fucking dead.”
“Don’t ever say you represent the great nation of the United States of America ever again. No true American would speak so highly of, or allow, a convicted member of a Jihadi terror cell represent them. Never Forget! You are a fucking blind fool, and I am going to finish the job.”
“Khabib you absolute embarrassment. Scurrying, hiding rat as usual. As I have said many times. As has been seen many times. Through the pane of glass it was confirmed what was always known. “No comment” lol.” An embarrassment to real fighting.”
McGregor then finished up by confirming he’s planning an assault at 155lbs before moving back up in weight.
“After this division demolition job, it is 170 pounds.”