Conor McGregor’s “GOAT thread” on Twitter was the speak of the MMA world Saturday, and it ruffled the feathers of some key rivals.

McGregor ranked his prime 4 MMA fighters of all time on social media, placing himself within the working for No. 1, however at worst, No. 2. He listed Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones within the dialog, as properly, and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than the replies poured in.

Jones was the primary to pay oblique recognition to McGregor’s record. He wouldn’t have interaction within the semantics of the controversy, however informed the Irishman to attain one thing that everybody else had carried out: Register a profitable UFC title protection (through Twitter):

Nate Diaz, who’s the one man to have fought McGregor twice, fired again with rather more hard-hitting reply. He pointed to his short-notice victory over McGregor at UFC 196 in March 2016, and Diaz has lengthy believed he received the rematch at UFC 202, as properly (through Twitter):

Then got here UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who’s McGregor’s most hated rival. “The Eagle” by no means has been one to mince phrases about McGregor, and the deep-seeded nature of their feelings was on show throughout their memorable bout at UFC 229 in October 2018.

Nurmagomedov went exhausting on McGregor’s resume, mentioning that he’s suffered submission losses in three completely different weight lessons, with their UFC 229 assembly being a type of occasions (through Twitter):

McGregor doesn’t have a battle booked right now. He’s expressed curiosity in probably returning within the coming months, however UFC president Dana White has overtly expressed hesitance to placed on a McGregor battle throughout the coronavirus pandemic as a result of the corporate wouldn’t be capable to money in a stay gate.