Conor McGregor duked it out against Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 264 back in July last year. With expectations off the roof, fans simply could not tell who was going to be the winner of the fight. Conor would go on to fracture his ankle at the end of the first round. Due to this, Dustin Poirier won via TKO and McGregor was not happy with the result at all. Conor McGregor also previously admitted to cheating in the fight.
Conor McGregor is known to go after people whenever he feels like it and it seems The Notorious did that once again in a series of tweets, as he took aim at Daniel Cormier and deleted the tweets afterwards. Conor McGregor recently took a shot at Daniel Cormier’s weight and then work ethic and accused Cormier of commentating on his UFC 264 fight with Daniel Cormier while being inebriated.
McGregor’s lack of testing also drew doubts from his peers. Lightweight contender Justin Gaethje, for one, thinks the company superstar is on the juice.
“It sounds to me like he’s off taking steroids right now. He hasn’t been drug tested by USADA in quite some time. I’m looking for fair competition,” Gaethje recently said of the Irishman.
“If he’s on steroids, then give me steroids and let’s go, I’m down with that. My health is my biggest factor. I have never taken a performance-enhancing drug, and I do not want to fight people that are taking performance-enhancing drugs.”
“Justin went so far as to imply that Conor McGregor — or straight up say, honestly — that Conor McGregor’s off doing some steroids. That is a pretty bold statement,” Cormier said on his YouTube channel (quotes via MMA Fighting).
“The reality is this; you don’t know. Because Conor McGregor’s not a tall guy so if he starts to gain weight, he’s gonna look a little bigger, he’s gonna look a little more full, and he looks a little more puffy.
“For Gaethje to say that so confidently tells me that either him or his team is kind of looking into it. I’m pretty sure Gaethje has an idea of when McGregor was tested last.”
Cormier believes a fight between McGregor and Gaethje has now become more interesting, given the latter’s damaging leg kicks.
“Justin can throw those kicks from both sides, and he can really beat up that injured leg. So, is that the fight? The world would love it, but these accusations are very serious.
“So for Justin Gaethje to say them, there must be some background info into it.”