Conor McGregor ‘Going To [Expletive] Butcher’ Justin Gaethje After UFC 249

After a two month hiatus, the return of UFC 249: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje answered a lot of questions in regards to the talent-stacked lightweight division.

While most anticipated Ferguson would win the lightweight championship belt to set up the matchup with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Gaethje had other plans.

With Gaethje and Nurmagomedov expected to unify the belts next, Conor McGregor went after the interim champion and other contenders on Twitter.

As McGregor was watching UFC 249 to scout his next potential opponent and assess the new safety measures, he is willing to fight without fans now:

After both were represented by Paradigm Sport Management at one point, McGregor took a shot at Ferguson and believes he should fight Dustin Poirier next:

While all signs point to Nurmagomedov and Gaethje unifying the belts, McGregor called himself ‘the real threat’ and wants the interim champion to fight him instead:

Last but not least, McGregor called Nurmagomedov ‘an embarrassment to real fighting’ as he is seeking a rematch after losing at UFC 229 via submission:

After defeating Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, the reality is McGregor is a win away from getting his rematch, which would be the biggest pay-per-view of all time.

Unless Nurmagomedov and Gaethje are unable to fight in June or July due to unforeseen circumstances, Ferguson and Poirier are likely options for McGregor.

If McGregor wants to fight this summer but does not want to wait for the lightweight division, the Nate Diaz trilogy is always going to be available.

While president Dana White downplayed McGregor and Diaz’s exchange on Instagram, another option in the welterweight division is obviously Jorge Masvidal.

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