Conor McGregor has erupted into a furious tantrum after Michael Bisping called him out for targeting the former middleweight champion with unprovoked criticism regarding his acting career.
McGregor, who has been filming his first major movie role in the upcoming remake of Road House, boasted about his acting prowess on Twitter, while simulateneously throwing shade at ‘The Count’.
“All these little twerps wanna be actors now,” McGregor had wrote in a since-deleted-tweet.
“Little twerps, There’s Only One Mac Daddy. Bad to the bone but with a good heart. Action with Jake [Gyllenhaal] or Rom com with Sarah Jessica [Parker].
“Bisping, member that show you were in. Ye me neither.”
Bisping began acting during his UFC career and has continued on since retiring and becoming a UFC analyst, featuring in movies like xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, My Name Is Lenny and the upcoming Red Sonja, alongside bit parts in TV Show like Twin Peaks, Dark Matter, MacGyver, Magnum PI and Warrior.
And on his popular podcast ‘Believe You Me’, Bisping admitted he was bemused by McGregor aiming a taunt at him, and warned the star to be careful what he says if they meet face-to-face.
“I was just befuddled when I saw that,” Bisping told his co-host for the episode, Anthony Smith. “I’m like, where is this coming from? What’s all that about? I mean, God bless him. I’m actually on set in Bulgaria and we stopped for a little break, looked at my phone as you do and someone had showed me that on DMs. I wasn’t annoyed or anything, just scratching my head, going where’s that coming from out of blue? … God bless him, he’s doing his first acting role and he’s all pumped about it.”
“I remember my first beer,” Bisping continued. “He’s all excited, he’s had his first beer and he’s doing a big show with Jake Gyllenhaal, God bless him. Good for f****** you. Well done. Why have you got to throw s*** my way? … Just f****** make sure you’ve got your bodyguards around you next time you want to come and talk some s***, you little f***. Jesus Christ.”
Bisping’s response appeared to get under McGregor’s skin as he soon followed up with a rant aimed at the retired fighter.
“Bisping you’ll do f*** all you little sprinter I’ll cave your head in,” McGregor claimed in a series of now-deleted posts on Twitter. “S*** fighter, s*** actor. Sirius Xm head.”
“Ya’s’ll see when ya’s see me. … Who’ll do what and who’ll need what. We will see.”
“Do you want to go to war, man, yeah? Do you want to go to f****** war? We’ll go to war with you, yeah?” McGregor continued in a Twitter voice note. “Security. You little sausage of a thing. I’ll have security set you up … when you’re in Vegas again, pal. … Keep my name out of your f****** mouth again or any type of threatening behavior, or I’ll walk through your front door. … You little dope. [Go] back where you belong you little clown, you little sprinter.”
Meanwhile, McGregor also wrote another post stating, “Stay out of my acting game, I’ll smash your jaw in,” which provoked a response from none other than Nate Diaz, who replied, “Why are you acting like you can still fight. Actor.”
Bisping isn’t the first member of the UFC’s commentary team that McGregor has taken a swipe at as last year he called Daniel Cormier “a fat mess”.
Meanwhile, despite his social media feuds there’s still no concrete confirmation of if or when McGregor will return to the Octagon next year, though he has posted brief footage of his sparring sessions recently.