Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal exchange words on social media as feud heats up

  • Tom Ward

Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal have become embroiled in a fresh war of words on social media.

Former UFC champion McGregor has angered Masvidal by apparently refusing to fight him, who insists that such a scrap would be the biggest pay-per-view fight in MMA history.

McGregor is currently expected to return to the Octagon at some point before the end of the year, while Masvidal was recently linked to a rematch against a mutual foe in Nate Diaz, and the two UFC rivals have taken things up a notch on Twitter.

It comes after Masvidal carried out a recent interview with MMA Fighting where he claimed McGregor ‘doesn’t want the fight’.

He said: “If he did he’d post something, he’d say something. He’d probably just insult my mom or some relative of mine or my nation where I come from. He’ll say something like that but he won’t say anything about a fight or a fight date.

“So the Conor thing, he just wants it ‘I hope it goes away’ because he really doesn’t want to fight. He doesn’t mention [me] or say anything.

“Obviously it’s maybe the biggest pay-per-view fight in history as far as the UFC goes. I think we’d shatter all numbers, all previous records. But for some reason this guy doesn’t want to entertain it.

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“Money doesn’t entertain him no more, make him want to get out of his bed. I think the only thing that makes him want to get out of bed is cocaine. That’s OK, every man has a free will.

“You do whatever you want. But don’t say you’re a fighter and don’t take cheap shots at me, especially the things that he’s been saying, talking about my legal problems and this and that.

“You’re a f****** p****. We could do it man to man in the cage and just once and for all and get paid a handsome reward while doing it. So if this individual doesn’t want to do it, [because] he knows what’s going to happen.”

Unsurprisingly, McGregor wasn’t best pleased with his comments, as it didn’t take long for him to respond on social media.

In a now-deleted tweet, he wrote: “Insult your mum? What a loser you are mate. Me and your mum get along.”

Masvidal replied: “Yeah my mom loves you man. She knows you are about to be the biggest paycheck for me and a relatively easy fight.”

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