Conor McGregor has put welterweight star Jorge Masvidal on blast after the latter pulled out of his much-anticipated UFC 269 match-up with Leon Edwards.
Not one to let such things pass without a response, not surprisingly, “Gamebred” fired back.
Suggesting that Masvidal be stripped of the “BMF” title “that he never even won,” McGregor, the former UFC double champ, took umbrage with Masvidal dropping out — and his fashion sense.
“It’s also Jorge masvadal (sic) birthday but he a b*tch for bottling the fight against Leon,” McGregor wrote on social media. “F*ck your “injury” You sign to fight, you fight. Strip that belt from him that he never even won. Hoe in a housecoat. The f*ck was that about as well? Last seasons Versace house coat hahaha wtf!”
In response to McGregor’s barbs, Masvidal, who last fought in April in a losing effort to Kamaru Usman, called back to McGregor’s frequent skirmishes outside the cage. “I guess you’re off your meds again barking up the wrong tree and don’t be upset your client was about to be blessed with the biggest pay day of his life and now you don’t get a dime off his whack ass. Too much man for you little guy go back to fighting old dudes in bars.”
McGregor and Masvidal have been rumored to face off in the past, though no official fight booking ever came of it. “Gamebred” has lost back-to-back fights against welterweight champ Usman, while McGregor has lost two straight to Dustin Poirier — snapping his leg in their rubber match earlier this year.
The hunt is on, meanwhile, for a replacement to face Leon Edwards at UFC 269. The British star has won nine straight, not counting a no contest against Belal Muhammad that came about as the result of an accidental eye poke.