Conor McGregor has threatened to kill new UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje as part of a disturbing Twitter rant.
The former lightweight champion has put the entire division on notice in the series of tweets on Tuesday morning (AEST) where he completely ruined almost all of his fellow lightweight contenders and bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Notorious is back.
In the fuming Twitter tirade, McGregor:
— Claimed Gaethje should be ashamed for supporting Nurmagomedov, who he continues to label a “terrorist”
— Savages “embarrassing” beaten lightweight star Tony Ferguson
— Dismisses lightweight contender Dustin Porier in brutal fashion
— Announces his intent to clean out the division before moving up to the 170-pound weight class; and
— Threatens to kill Gaethje over his suggestion last year that the Irish superstar was a “s*** father”.
McGregor also suggests he is willing to make his return to the Octagon before coronavirus restrictions are eased to allow crowds to attend events.
Having beaten Donald Cerrone in his UFC comeback earlier this year — the 31-year-old now wants the entire division.
“The fans make the sport,” he wrote in a simple start to his filthy Twitter rant.
“Watching the other night I was against going in without them. But it will be my f***ing pleasure to display the power I possess with zero background noise for them.
“Its me and Justin next as khabib is the biggest bottle fighter in the game. Guarantee it.
“I love Tony (Ferguson). We represented him amazingly at Paradigm sports and were betrayed for a promise of a baseball contract. But frame and preparation here was just embarrassing. “His methods and conversation are humorous/enjoyable but he was never the level perceived. Although tough.
“It is Dustin/Tony next when Tony heals. If he does. Dustin will beat him also if changes are not made. Which they won’t. Dustin, although game, and in the mix, will be fed to the floor again. Couple wins here/there then folded in half. Rinse and repeat – Dustin career.”
It was when McGregor turned his attention to Gaethje that he really lost the plot.
The American star last year took to Twitter to question McGregor’s performance as a husband and father — and McGregor has not forgotten it.
“You’re a tool,” Gaethje posted in September.
“You have lost everything already. You are a s*** human, father, and husband. F*** you.”
Conor responded on Tuesday morning by threatening to kill Gaethje for his comment.
“Justin, there is no danger in a man that hugs legs, we all know,” McGregor posted on Twitter.
“Try and dance around what the real threat is here all you want. I am going to f***ing butcher you. Your teeth. I’m going to put them on a f***ing necklace.
“Speak on my skills as a father? You are f***ing dead.”
“Don’t ever say you represent the great nation of the United States of America ever again. No true American would speak so highly of, or allow, a convicted member of a Jihadi terror cell represent them. Never Forget!
“You are a f***ing blind fool, and I am going to finish the job.”
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His scathing swipe at Nurmagomedov, who famously took the lightweight title from him in 2018, was pure hatred.
“Khabib you absolute embarrassment. Scurrying, hiding rat as usual,” he posted.
“As I have said many times. As has been seen many times. Through the pane of glass it was confirmed what was always known. “No comment” lol. An embarrassment to real fighting.”
He reportedly also posted an image of the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York in response to Gaethje’s promotion of a unification fight between himself and Nurmagomedov.
McGregor soon deleted the tweet that had caused offence to some UFC commentators.
Outspoken agen Ali Abdelaziz, who represents Gaethje and Nurmagomedov, reportedly fired back at McGregor, suggesting the former two-division champion simply has to wait his turn to fight Gaethje after losing his status as the biggest draw card in mixed martial arts.
“He had his chance for that, and he picked Cowboy [Cerrone]. He picked the easier fight,” he said according to ESPN.
“The two kings of the division are going to fight in Khabib and Justin. Conor can be the co-main event.”
McGregor finished his rant with a promise to move up to welterweight and a likely push to take the belt of champion Kamaru Usman.
“After this division demolition job. It is 170lbs,” he wrote.
McGregor’s next fight remains up in the air.