Neither Conor McGregor nor Jorge Masvidal are expected to display their in-cage abilities in the coming weeks (or even months), but their trash-talking talents were on full display Thursday on Twitter.
One day after Masvidal (35-15 MMA, 14-9 UFC) withdrew from his UFC 269 fight against Leon Edwards due to injury, McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) initiated a brief back-and-forth with the lone “BMF” champion in UFC history.
Shortly thereafter, Masvidal responded. His managers, Malki and Abe Kawa of First Round Management, were quick to follow and back their fighter.
Check out the full exchange below.
Conor McGregor throws the first (verbal) jab
McGregor took exception with Masvidal’s pullout and questioned the “BMF’s” status. He called for a stripping of the BMF title and poked fun at Masvidal’s past fashion.
It’s also Jorge masvadal birthday but he a bitch for bottling the fight against Leon. Fuck your “injury” You sign to fight, you fight. Strip that belt from him that he never even won. Hoe in a housecoat. The fuck was that about as well? Last seasons Versace house coat hahaha wtf!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 12, 2021
Jorge Masvidal claps back
Not long after, Masvidal responded and told McGregor he was “barking up the wrong tree.” He then brought up McGregor’s past legal incident when he was caught on camera punching an older man in a Dublin bar.
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
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) November 12, 2021
Manager Abe Kawa chimes in
Manager Abe Kawa then quoted his fighter’s tweet. In that tweet, he claimed McGregor chose to fight against Donald Cerrone in early 2020 rather than compete against Masvidal.
Remember when the ufc called us and asked us to drop to 155 then Conor went on to fight cowboy at 170? 😂😂😂 too small for you but just right for cowboy? 🤔 https://t.co/J2MYAyreoz
— Ibrahim Kawa (@Abraham_kawa) November 12, 2021
Manager Malki Kawa adds his two cents
Manager Malki Kawa added that their party has asked to fight McGregor, but that the promotion has told them they aren’t big enough names to fight the Irishman.
Conor doing Conor things. We all know he won’t sign to fight masvidal. “He’s to big for him” is all we ever heard when asked THEY ASKED US about fighting him. 🤷🏻♂️
— malki kawa (@malkikawa) November 12, 2021
Masvidal’s injury and return timeline are unknown at this time. As for McGregor, the former UFC double champion is expected to return in 2022 following a broken leg suffered in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier in July.