McGregor (22-4) took to social media on Monday to supply his ideas on the present 155-pound panorama. A former two-weight champion, McGregor demanded to combat Gaethje subsequent. Gaethje is coming off a fifth-round TKO of Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on Saturday, and is anticipated to face undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a unification bout subsequent.
“The followers make the game!” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Watching the opposite night time, I used to be in opposition to entering into with out them. However it is going to be my f—ing pleasure to show the ability I possess with zero background noise for them. It is me and Justin subsequent as khabib is the largest bottle fighter within the sport. Assure it.
“Justin, there isn’t any hazard in a person that hugs legs, everyone knows. Try to dance round what the true menace is right here all you need. I’m going to f—ing butcher you. Your enamel. I’ll put them on a f—ing necklace. Communicate on my abilities as a father? You’re f—ing useless.”
McGregor might have been referring to a tweet from Gaethje in September 2019 through which Gaethje referred to as him a “s— human, father and husband.”
McGregor, 31, additionally praised Ferguson’s toughness in his TKO loss to Gaethje. It was Ferguson’s first loss in 13 appearances.
Ali Abdelaziz, who manages each Nurmagomedov and Gaethje and has incessantly been a goal of McGregor’s criticisms as nicely, instructed ESPN there isn’t any probability McGregor would leap the road to a title combat.
“Proper now’s the holy month of Ramadan, so I can’t discuss anybody out of respect of Ramadan,” Abdelaziz mentioned. “He had an opportunity to combat Justin in January, and he picked [Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone] as an alternative. He picked the better combat. Now, the 2 kings of the division will combat. Perhaps Conor can combat somebody within the co-main occasion.”
McGregor’s social media outburst comes simply days after he instructed Nate Diaz to “signal the contract” in a touch upon Instagram. UFC president Dana White has confirmed McGregor is all in favour of preventing someday this summer season, however mentioned they haven’t mentioned a selected date or opponent but.