It’s not like Conor McGregor ever walked away from his social media channels, following his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather last August. But, more recently, the brash fighter has been getting into it again with various fighters on Twitter, and at the perfect time.
Now that McGregor has made it clear that he intends to return to the cage, rather than the boxing ring, the UFC lightweight champ (for now at least) has cranked up his social media presence. In recent weeks, McGregor has traded tweets with former foe and current featherweight champ, Max Holloway. Prior to UFC 222, McGregor relayed that he had offered to fight Frankie Edgar at the recent event, and a couple of days before the card, he took a verbal jab at the New Jersey star. Following Edgar’s KO loss to Brian Ortega, McGregor sent a respectful message to the former lightweight champ as well.
Now, McGregor has taken a poke at Tony Ferguson, after the interim champ laid into him yet again (warning: explicit language):
You are a sad bastard, mate.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 5, 2018
Sure, if you’ve followed McGregor in the last couple of years, none of this is new. But, what’s interesting about these latest exchanges, is that it’s further evidence of McGregor’s genius, in terms of getting his name out there, and inserting himself into the narrative.
Talk surrounding Holloway and his amazing run has reached new heights, so McGregor has gone out there and reminded folks that he defeated the Hawaiian fighter back in 2013. Has it annoyed / angered Holloway’s fans? Or McGregor haters? Sure. But any publicity is good publicity right?
As far as Ferguson, “El Cucuy” has argued in the past that McGregor doesn’t really have much to say about him. That’s because, according to Ferguson, McGregor is ducking him. While it is true that Ferguson hasn’t really been the focus of McGregor’s social media attention, the latter’s recent comments about him aren’t going unnoticed. Especially since it’s approximately one month out from UFC 223, when Ferguson could lock up a bout with McGregor, if he gets by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
In other words, the superstar isn’t going to let people forget about his accomplishments, as one of the most anticipated lightweight fights in MMA history gets set to go down. A fight that doesn’t include the “Notorious” one.
Ferguson – Nurmagomedov will headlined UFC 223, which will take place on April 7th in Brooklyn, New York.