The former UFC Double Champion Conor McGregor often grabs the headlines for his controversial comments and antics. He has now been accused of being ‘rattled’ after calling a young cancer survivor a ‘prune head’ during a bizarre rant on social media last night.
Conor McGregor fires a rant
The UFC star fired back at student Sam Sallick after the young American claimed the professional brawler was ‘ageing rapidly’. Appearing offended by the comment, the 34-year-old former MMA champion fired back in a now-deleted tweet to his nine million-strong army of fans.
“Lord Almighty. Say less bro. You look like a baby grandpa. @yungsallick you little prune head,” McGregor wrote, before erasing the tweet 20 minutes later.
In a later post on social media – which was also deleted – the Irishman added:
“Despite contrary belief, I never fire the first shot in verbal warfare or disrespect. I end it with bombs that obliterate the original comments or remarks but never fire first.”
Sam was left ‘annoyed’ with McGregor lovers calling him a ‘prune’ and ‘little twerp’, before mocking his appearance, with one saying: “You look like you could be anywhere from 15 to 49.”
But he also received support online, with one person tweeting: “Brotha you made it, this is a win for you,” and another adding: “You rattled him.”
The bullying comments come after Mr Sallick dealt with a lengthy battle against a rare form of cancer. He was diagnosed with, a very rare bone cancer affecting about 200 children and young adults in the US every year, in 2019 while at high school. It has been noted that he also faced a grueling 17 rounds of chemotherapy treatment and three surgeries before beating the illness. He now proudly calls himself a ‘cancer survivor’ in his Twitter bio.