Just hours after Cormier responded to McGregor on his show DC & RC, McGregor fired back with a salvo of since-deleted Twitter posts late Wednesday night attacking Cormier as a “fat mess” and criticizing the 42-year-old former two-division champion for consuming alcohol before a media scrum during UFC 264 fight week.
See McGregor’s posts below.
To put McGregor’s tweets into context, Cormier and fellow UFC analyst Laura Sanko engaged in a friendly drinking contest on the official UFC weigh-in show on UFC Fight Pass immediately prior to Cormier’s media availability.
McGregor and Cormier have been publicly feuding since last month, when Cormier stated on his ESPN show that McGregor “absolutely crossed the line” with a string of since-deleted tweets attacking Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nurmagomedov’s late father. Cormier said that he believed the tweets were “a cry for help,” which prompted McGregor to respond by calling Cormier a “fat drunk f*ck” in another string of since-deleted tweets that seemed to serve as an apparent attempt to mock Cormier’s skills as a UFC color commentator.
Cormier on Wednesday retaliated by telling McGregor to stop worrying about him and start worrying “about the dudes that keep beating your ass every time you go into the octagon.”
Nonetheless, McGregor wasn’t content to let Cormier get the last word.