Friday 23 February 2018

Rio Ferdinand urges Conor McGregor to 'sort out' Fabricio Werdrum following mocking Man United post

Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has responded to a mocking Instagram post by UFC fighter Federico Werdrum by urging Conor McGregor star to “sort out” the heavyweight champion.

Werdrum posted an old picture of Ferdinand being shoven on the groud during a Manchester derby, with then City striker Carlos Tevez standing over him. The 38-year superimposed his face in place of Tevez, with Ferdinand's replaced by the Irish fighter.

"Please Werdum...Go slow...easy you are a heavyweight !!! Wow !!! Now I love you more than #DanaWhite . Now I know why," he wrote beside the picture.

Last week McGregor criticised many of his fellow fighters at an awards ceremony in Las Vegas, where he singled out Werdrum

Fifth in the official pound-for-pound UFC rankings, Werdrum could have faced Cain Velasquez or Stipe Miocic at UFC 196 but an injury in his foot resulted in his withdrawal.

“There's another man that must be slayed, another champion that must be dethroned,” McGregor told the audience.

Ferdinand took to Twitter to urge ‘The Notorious’ to take care of Werdrum following the Instagram post which received more than 11 thousand likes.

“Sort this fella out @TheNotoriousMMA otherwise guna have to enter the ring,” he posted on his account.

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