Conor McGregor Hits Out at UFC Rivals and Lines Up Fighting Return
UFC legend Conor McGregor has hit out at some of his rivals in a series of social media posts this week.
The 31-year-old Dubliner is keen to return to UFC action but has made it clear that a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov is not high on his list of priorities, stating that the Russian fighter is running scared.
On the prospect of getting back in the Octagon the bullish fighter stated;
“It’s me and Justin next as Khabib is the biggest bottle fighter in the game. Guarantee it,”
McGregor was referring to Justin Gaethje, who beat Tony Ferguson in UFC 249, which took place in front of no fans in Florida, along with a number of other big fights on the card.
On the prospect of fighting without fans present, McGregor was equally bullish, adding;
“The fans make the sport,” said McGregor. “But it will be my pleasure to display the power I possess with zero background noise for them.”
McGregor has also talked up the possibility of moving up to Welterweight, from his customary Lightweight division, it’s a weight he’s fought in three times previously.
McGregor’s last UFC action came in January when he successfully defeated Donald ‘The Cowboy’ Cerrone in his first fight since losing to Nurmagomedov in October 2018, arguably the biggest fight in the history of the MMA discipline.
Nurmagomedov was due to fight Ferguson but the fight was canceled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and as such it’s unclear when the next big title fight will occur and who would take part in such a fight.