UFC superstar Conor McGregor admits he regrets mocking MMA rival Tony Ferguson after his “vicious” loss at UFC 274.
The former two-weight champion was an avid spectator and tweeted earlier this month as several of his rivals entered the octagon on the latest UFC pay-per-view show.
McGregor was respectful as he addressed the night’s big winners, Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira, who both called him out at UFC 274.
However, ‘Notorious’ didn’t keep the same energy when talking about Ferguson, who was truly knocked out for the first time in his career by Chandler in Arizona.
“If you took it out of a McDonald’s bag, you would dunk it in sauce and mindlessly eat it, no doubt,” McGregor posted on Twitter immediately after UFC 274.
“It would pass for a legit chicken nugget. It’s crazy.”
The longtime lightweight rivals have since traded gunfire via social media.
But, after some time to reflect, McGregor says he is remorseful for mocking Ferguson after his fourth straight loss.
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“I’m upset I went to Tony’s like this,” the Irishman wrote in a since-deleted Twitter post.
” Straight. Wtf team this is not a good app and it also does not encourage nice behavior towards each other. 43 billion, the man pulls that and says “sike” which gives shit, really. Nobody. Dip to a dip on the ship. The ship carries the toys. Leave a beast a beast.
“Mystic Mac” is nearing full fitness after suffering a catastrophic leg injury at UFC 264 in July 2021, fracturing his tibia and fibula in the first round of his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier.
Over the past few weeks, he has stepped up his training ahead of his highly anticipated return to the octagon, which he believes will be at welterweight, ideally against current 170-pound king Kamaru Usman.
McGregor is unlikely to get a fight with ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ as he has to face Leon Edwards next, and the UFC’s biggest star is riding a two-fight losing streak.
Despite that, the 33-year-old is certainly not out of options as potential fights against Ferguson, Chandler, Oliveira, Poirier and Nate Diaz all appear to be on the table for his comeback.
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