Conor McGregor has a light response for Ben Askren following some “Funky” comments.
McGregor hasn’t competed since Oct. 2018. Despite this, he has his sights set on a rematch with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. It isn’t far fetched as UFC president Dana White said McGregor will get the next 155-pound title opportunity if Tony Ferguson doesn’t take the bout with Nurmagomedov.
Askren Fires Shots At McGregor, The “Notorious” One Responds
“You don’t want to get smashed by Khabib again. Take the Dustin fight and be happy. And be nicer to old people.”
“I got hit by 1 errant shot. Lesson learned and won’t happen again! [Conor McGregor] got his ass beat for 18 minutes by Khabib and that will happen damn near every time.”
“Let’s be serious, [Conor McGregor] made too much money to ever have the desire to train at world champ level. He ain’t getting younger those times are gone. Only ‘glory days’ and hot air now.”
McGregor was aware of the tweets and made his response short.
“Why so serious?”
Askren will look to rebound from a record-setting knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal. To do so, he must get past Demian Maia on Oct. 26. The bout will headline UFC Singapore.
As for McGregor, time will tell if Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson materializes. If it does, then the “Notorious” one’s next opponent will continue to be a hot topic in the world of mixed martial arts.