Conor McGregor blasts “do nothing c**ts” after being stripped of UFC title
Tell us what you really think, Conor.
Conor McGregor has responded in typically no-nonsense style to the news that he is to be stripped of his UFC lightweight title.
On Wednesday, in a press conference ahead of UFC 223 this weekend, UFC President Dana White revealed that the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway – a late replacement for the injured Tony Ferguson – will replace McGregor as lightweight champion following the event in New York on Saturday night.
“No interim champ. When this fight is over, champion,” White said at the press conference, pointing in the direction of Nurmagomedov and Holloway.
“One of these guys will be the champion.”
“We’re not stripping Tony Ferguson (of the interim title),” White added.
“Tony Ferguson isn’t being stripped. The only person here who is losing a belt is Conor (McGregor). Conor’s losing the belt, these two are fighting for the belt.”
McGregor responded to the revelation on Twitter on Thursday morning with a succinct post that summed up his feelings towards White’s statement.
You’s’ll strip me of nothing you’s do nothing cunts.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 5, 2018
At the press conference, White said he was “100%” certain McGregor would return to the octagon in 2018, saying: “Conor is coming back this year 100%. He will fight this year. We’ll see how this thing plays out and we’ll go from there.”
While he wasn’t aware if McGregor plans to attend UFC 223 in New York, he said it would be “awesome” if he did show up.
McGregor hasn’t fought competitively since losing a boxing match to Floyd Mayweather in August 2017 and hasn’t fought in the UFC since retaining his lightweight title with victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York in November 2016.