Conor McGregor, the former UFC dual-weight champion, is making headlines once again as he gears up for his highly-anticipated return to the octagon.
The Irishman, who has been away from the sport for over two years, is set to take on Michael Chandler later this year, with hopes of securing a shot at the championship.
While McGregor is currently filming the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, his recent comments about potentially facing Charles Oliveira have caught attention.
Charles Oliveira claims Conor McGregor "chickened out" and "handpicks his fights" 😬
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Oliveira, who is widely regarded as one of the best fighters in the lightweight division, was not fazed by McGregor’s remarks and recently spoke out on The MMA Hour.
“I don’t think he’s going to win. I mean, he’s a guy that sells. He’s great to promote, and people love his fights, but I don’t think he’s going to win.
“So [I don’t have to deal with it]. Yeah, I believe Chandler is an explosive fighter. McGregor hasn’t fought in a long time, so I believe Chandler is going to win.”
McGregor, who is known for his trash-talking and bravado, was clearly not happy with Oliveira’s recent comments, and took to Twitter to fire back.
In a tweet that quickly went viral, McGregor begged Oliveira to stop talking and reminded him of his previous victories over Brazilian opponents.
Fans were quick to react to McGregor’s tweet, with many speculating that this could be a sign of things to come in the lead-up to their potential matchup.
“Charles Oliveira shut your pie hole. 2-0…. Actually 3-0 because Rda shit a brick. Brazil I love your land. I enjoy it.”
With McGregor’s quick wit and striking ability, and Oliveira’s impressive grappling skills, this matchup is sure to be one for the ages.