Conor McGregor shares fan photo of himself with ‘bum’ UFC rival Justin Gaethje — RT Sport News

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has hooked up with Justin Gaethje after revealing his slight rival asked him to pose for a photo with him a few years ago during the Irishman’s run for featherweight gold.

McGregor’s pursuit of his first UFC world title, which led him through Chad Mendes on his way to a 13-second knockout of the then ten-year-old undefeated Jose Aldo, thrilled fight fans as the Dubliner became one of the sport’s greatest threats – and so clinical was McGregor’s rise that even some of the sport’s top stars were impressed.

Justin Gaethje seems to have been such a fighter. Long before McGregor and the current rivalry of the light Buzzsaw, Gaethje posed for a photo with McGregor – apparently before Gaethje signed with the UFC. McGregor went on social media late Sunday night to shoot the fighter he referred to as the “Dweeb”.

Wtf guys, one of the fansites published that. I didn’t know I ever took a picture with this dweeb. Back when I ripped open the 145 division, I didn’t even know who the hell that gack eye was. I’ve been a man at this game for years. Concrete block hands. Gack Eye and El Cockeye – Two 155 bums

– Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2021

“What the hell guys? One of the fansites posted this,” McGregor wrote. “I didn’t know I had ever taken a picture with this dweeb.

“Back when I tore up the 145 division. I didn’t even know who the hell that gack eye was anyway. I’m a man this game year. Concrete block hands. Gack Eye and El Cockeye [Tony Ferguson] – two 155 bums. “

Gaethje hasn’t applied in the cage since he was close to taking the UFC lightweight title from Khabib Nurmagomedov last year – although he and McGregor have long argued on social media and the latest verbal volley is from McGregor.

The Dubliner has his hands full right now as he prepares for a July trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier – the first man to strike McGregor when they met at the Octagon in January.

Gaethje remains a key player at £ 155 and may be able to challenge McGregor depending on the outcome of his third showdown with Poirier.

Interestingly, the image of McGregor and Gaethje reflects a similar photo that McGregor took backstage with another of his fiery opponents, Khabib Nurmagomedov, after McGregor’s win over Poirier at UFC 178 in 2014.

Relax there, carbuncle. You big spotty pox. The last time you were at the ring was when I fought when I was 170. 40 seconds was all it took. Why did you reschedule Burns’ fight? What was the reason, never communicated to the public, why this already signed fight was then postponed?

– Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 26, 2021

It’s time to really get right into the heads with my hammers.

– Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2021

In his latest spate of tweets, McGregor also vowed to “really get in touch with those hammers” before his rubber match with Louisiana-born Poirier, while also finding time to call welterweight champion Kamaru Usman who said so looked impressive in last weekend’s title defense against Jorge Masvidal.

“Relax there, carbuncle,” wrote McGregor in response to Usman. “You big, spotty pox. You were last at the ring when I was 170. Forty seconds was all it took.

“Why did you postpone Burns’ fight? What was the reason that was never communicated to the public, then why was this already signed fight postponed?”

Despite his loss to Poirier earlier this year, it is clear that McGregor still has options in two weight classes in the UFC – and with the likes of Gaethje and Usman listening to gain attention, there will be no shortage of willing opponents give for him. no matter the outcome of his quest for revenge on Poirier this summer.

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