Another day, another Twitter beef for Conor McGregor. This time, he aims at former UFC Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen after comments made on The Chael Sonnen Show with Jorge Sedano on ESPN+ this week.
At UFC Vegas 42, McGregor’s former opponent Max Holloway was in the main event vs. Yair Rodriguez. Before the fight, McGregor posted a video to his Twitter of himself shirtless, pacing back-and-forth in front of his television while Holloway was on the screen. The post got some people talking about the possibility of a rematch between the former champions, but it also drew criticism from many in the MMA community including Sonnen.
“Conor is on the verge of being a little, rich weirdo,” Sonnen said. “It’s the last thing I wanted for him, but if you mark “He is being a weirdo.”
Who’s the Weirdo?
“There’s already talk of Dustin Poirier, who has smashed him twice. In all fairness, Conor is still a big draw, but he’s really working against himself. He is being a weirdo. Is this what he wants as his identity? A guy walking around with his shirt off, screaming at his television set? Come on. When you’re 22 years old, that’s one thing, but as a husband and a father, you’re a little bit of a dork.”
Sonnen then posted a clip of his comments about McGregor to Twitter and tagged the former champ-champ. McGregor was quick to respond.
Despite the claim that he won’t be baited, McGregor engaged in a war of words with the “American Gangster,” something that has become a daily routine for “Notorious.” Recently, McGregor has aimed at seemingly everyone in the MMA community, including Daniel Cormier, Jorge Masvidal, and Petr Yan. McGregor recently drew criticism from Chris Weidman after a meme posted to Notorious’ Twitter made light of Weidman’s devastating leg injury against Uriah Hall at UFC 261.
McGregor is still recovering from an ankle injury suffered at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier. He is expected to make a return to the octagon in 2022. In the meantime, McGregor has stayed busy on social media taking jabs at potential opponents and starting fights with random celebrities, including Machine Gun Kelly and Italian DJ Francesco Facchinetti.