Wednesday 22 November 2017

‘Line them up on their knees…I want them to beg me’ – Conor McGregor responds to UFC call-outs

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor
Declan Whooley

Declan Whooley

UFC champion Conor McGregor took to social media to respond to would-be challengers Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz.

The recently crowned undisputed featherweight champion wasn’t in action in Orlando at last night’s UFC event, but was still the main topic of conversation among the fighters.

The big fight of the night was dos Anjos’ lightweight title defence against Donald Cerrone, and with ‘The Nototious’ stating he could make an assault in that weight category, he is gunning for the opportunity to face the Irish fighter.

“I’ll fight you in Brazil, I’ll go to Ireland and face you there, wherever you want. I’m here to say,” he said following his successful defence which last little more than a minute.

Nate Diaz, who returned after a year away from the octagon, was more colourful with his choice of words.

“Conor McGregor, you’re taking everything I work for, mother***er! I’m gonna fight your f***ing ass. You know what’s the real fight; what’s the real money fight.”

McGregor posted a message for both men, and all would-be challengers, on his Twitter account earlier this morning.

“Line them up on their knees with their hands out. I want them to beg me,” he wrote.

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