Conor McGregor hasn’t fought in the Octagon since 2016, but he’s still taking umbrage with UFC president Dana White for announcing that McGregor would officially lose his lightweight title after Saturday night.
At a pre-fight press conference Wednesday for the UFC 223 lightweight title bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway, White said the winner would officially strip McGregor of his lightweight title, according to Bloody Elbow. Naturally, McGregor wasn’t too keen on the idea and replied on Twitter that it wasn’t going to happen. In not so many words.
“You’ll strip me of nothing you’s do nothing c-nts,” McGregor wrote.
Meanwhile, McGregor made similar claims about the lightweight title he won with a second-round TKO of Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November of 2016. He scoffed at the notion that his title would be taken away if he didn’t fight, but he was ultimately stripped of it. Incidentally, that was his last UFC bout.
Rather than get back in the Octagon, McGregor famously chose a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, Jr., which he lost in a 10th-round TKO. The fight netted him a reported $30 million, but it looks like if and when he finally gets back to MMA, there won’t be any hardware to hide behind.