Conor McGregor Adds Two Top Contenders To Hitlist
McGregor names who he wants in a comeback fight.
Though Conor McGregor has yet to return to the octagon, that hasn’t stopped him from naming who he wants next.
Of the many names McGregor has been linked with amidst his anticipated comeback, former foes Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz still remain at the top.
On Monday, McGregor sarcastically wished Poirier well, who has been in the hospital for a staph infection. Poirier shot back at him, which also sounded like a challenge to another bout.
“Heal up soon scruffy knickers,” McGregor tweeted.
“You done filming Roid House and ready to get slapped around again!?” Poirier responded.
McGregor has not fought since July 2021. He lost to Poirier for the second time in a row and also suffered a brutal leg injury that has kept him sidelined ever since.
But during his rehabilitation period, McGregor has reportedly been filming to star in the remake of “Road House.”
“Ye I’m in Amsterdam jacked like van damn,” McGregor replied. “You weren’t just hurt pal. You were scared hurt don’t forget it. I’m coming back to put you in a box. Full of it. I’m sending you off this earth. Permanent.
“Stay waiting for the road house as well pal you and the missus will love it.”
McGregor and Poirier were rumored to have a fourth fight after UFC 264, but Poirier shut down the idea.
But it wasn’t just Poirier who McGregor called out.
Diaz mocked the chatter between Poirier and McGregor, which prompted the former double-champion to respond.
“Public translate: I’m fighting you too. But i will bury him quick first. Way handier fight/her knickers/More recent story line etc. If he bottles it, it’s you. I’m also in Amsterdam, weeds great, and I’m not a bad guy I’m just a great martial arts actor with boat loads of money,” McGregor tweeted.
Diaz was recently released from the UFC and is currently a free agent.
During his 15-year run with the promotion, his two fights with McGregor were some of the most memorable. Diaz upset the Irish star by submitting him in their first meeting in 2016. McGregor won the rematch by majority decision.
Diaz previously said he was no longer interested in fighting McGregor again. One way that the two could have a trilogy match is if Diaz makes a return to the UFC.