Conor McGregor often gives his reactions on social media during big UFC events. Saturday night’s UFC 266 was no exception.
As the main event title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega rolled into action, Conor McGregor took to Twitter to throw shade at the UFC featherweight champion.
“I’d kick this volovski (sic.) head off like it was a rugby ball I was kicking. 5’4! And full of muscle! Hahahahaha little fart he is. Not even a little fart. A shart haahahahaj jackass,” Conor McGregor tweeted.
This was another on-brand, in-character moment from Conor McGregor. The Irishman never hesitates to fire shots at his contemporaries. However, targeting Alexander Volkanovski’s height is somewhat hilarious coming from McGregor.
Alexander Volkanovski stands at 1.68m, while Conor McGregor is 1.75m. Raphael Assuncao, who is 1.63m tall, also tweeted about learning from Alexander Volkanovski’s grit and temperament.
Conor McGregor later changed his tune slightly and gave due credit to Alexander Volkanovski. The Aussie demolished Brian Ortega for five rounds and walked away with a unanimous decision victory.
With the win, Volkanovski took his current streak to 20 professional MMA wins, the longest among active UFC fighters.
Conor McGregor tweets about Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler; congratulates Valentina Shevchenko
Conor McGregor also tweeted about the five-round scrap between Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler. The contest ended in a third-round KO win for ‘Ruthless.’ The Irishman paid respects to Diaz and Lawler, calling them ‘The OG League’ of the UFC.
He congratulated Valentina Shevchenko on her successful flyweight title defense against Lauren Murphy. ‘Bullet’ picked up a a fourth-round KO win.
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