Conor McGregor has hit out at current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski on Twitter – after the Australian emerged as Islam Makhachev’s next challenger.
Makhachev, UFC's current Lightweight Champion, called out Volkanovski after he submitted Charles Oliveira at UFC 280. But after the bell, he was confronted by Volkanovski – with the ready to square off to determine the current best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
However, former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion, McGregor wasn't too happy with the announcement. And he took to Twitter to fume: "My two old belts. On two little ticks. This fight does 10 buys."
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Volkanovski hit back at McGregor, and he shared an old tweet from the Irishman that read: "Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners." The Australian added: "A former wise man once said…"
McGregor hit back: "Just watching and monitoring mate. That’s all. Happy for you in the spot tbh. I’ll be back. This is not over. You know."
The Irishman has been out of action since his horrific leg break when he kicked Dustin Poirier's elbow late in the first round of their UFC 264 Lightweight bout.
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McGregor is yet to return to the UFC since his injury – but he remains Dana White's premier attraction.
The Irishman has been at the centre of the UFC's top five most purchased pay-per-view bouts – and his clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov back in 2018 amassed over 2.4million purchases.
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