UFC: McGregor Hits Out At Cormier, Asks Poirier For Charity Fight
Conor McGregor made headlines this past weekend by posting private messages from UFC president Dana White, and claiming he was set to fight Manny Pacquiao in the boxing ring this winter.
In response to McGregor’s comments, Dana told the UFC 253 post fight press conference that the Irishman had broken the ‘man code’. The former two division UFC champion then hit back at the UFC boss, saying he was lying about not knowing anything about his proposed fight with Pacquiao.
Not surprisingly, McGregor’s beef with Dana had the MMA community talking. Including Daniel Cormier and Ariel Helwani on their ESPN show.
It turns out, McGregor wasn’t happy with Cormier’s comments, suggesting that if Conor was really willing to fight anyone, anywhere, anytime, he would have agreed to be the backup for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson at UFC 249.
Taking to social media in the last few minutes, McGregor hit out at the ‘fat fool’, Cormier.
Cormier is obviously close friends and training partners with Khabib. After McGregor couldn’t agree to a fight with the UFC, he announced that he was retiring in June.
McGregor went on to explain that not only was he asked to be backup at UFC 249, that he wouldn’t have been compensated for his preparations should he not have been needed.
‘The Notorious’ went on to explain that ‘Baldy’ (Dana) wanted him to rematch Khabib at the end of 2020. He also stated that he wanted to get in two more fights before then, following his quick-fire win over ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246.
After receiving stick for saying he wanted to fight Diego Sanchez, McGregor tried to explain his reasoning.
The conversation then took a surprising twist. After Dustin Poirier responded to one of McGregor’s tweets, Conor proposed a charity MMA bout.
Poirier was quick to say he was on board. Although suggested a boxing exhibition instead.
McGregor made it clear however, that he’s only interested in an MMA bout.
In response to McGregor and Poirier’s exchange, BJ Penn has just offered to be a backup, and Jorge Masvidal has stated that he’ll be watching.
There’s no doubt that this conversation hasn’t ended here. We will continue to update this post with any more tweets posted in the next few hours, or beyond.
Charity exhibition or not, McGregor and Poirier may being a little optimistic that Dana will sign off on this fight, particularly as UFC 256 goes down on December 12th, when Kamaru Usman is set to defend his welterweight title against Gilbert Burns.
It’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out. One thing is for sure though, Conor McGregor isn’t happy with Dana White and the UFC right now.