MMA superstar Conor McGregor has warned rivals to be careful how they talk about him in the aftermath of UFC 274, where his name seemed to be on everyone’s lips.
‘Notorious’ is currently getting back to full fitness ahead of his highly anticipated return to the octagon later this year and he has a long list of willing opponents.
After receiving so much attention from his peers over the weekend, the former UFC two-weight champion has taken to social media with a warning as he continues to train for his comeback.
“I’m telling you, watch your mouth,” McGregor wrote alongside several photos of him hitting pads and practicing his ground and pounding on a heavy bag.
Michael Chandler was the first man to call her Saturday night.
The former Bellator champ spectacularly knocked out Tony Ferguson before expressing his willingness to take on “Mystic Mac” at welterweight.
“I have a guy in mind,” Chandler told Joe Rogan after the fight. “Conor McGregor! You have to come back and fight someone!
“I am the most entertaining lightweight on the planet. I want to up the ante, Conor. I want you at your best, I want you at your worst and I want you at your best.
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Later that night, Charles Oliveira submitted Justin Gaethje in one round to continue his reign as lightweight king. However, he lost his title on the scales after failing to hit the 155-pound limit, which means the UFC belt is currently vacant.
During his post-fight speech, the Brazilian submission specialist suggested that he and McGregor fight over the vacant bracelet later this year.
“Dana White, I don’t care [who I fight next]. I will not choose. Hey, Conor McGergor, are you gonna come back or are you gonna run away?
The Irishman immediately responded to both calls, but seemed to prefer a fight with Chandler, due to his lack of desire to return to lightweight after building up some serious mass during his time away from the sport.
It now appears that after some time to reflect on what his rivals said, McGregor feels more motivated than ever to get back into action and silence his doubters.