Always a lightning rod for controversy, Conor McGregor found himself in hot water over the weekend after he blasted WWE and its fans in a pre-fight press conference, calling professional wrestlers “pu*****.” On Sunday, he decided to clarify those comments on Twitter.
I didn't mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I'd slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday's.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 7, 2016
The fight game is full of shameless self-promotion and getting headlines wherever possible. But current and former WWE superstars — many of whom were decorated collegiate and professional athletes before becoming professional wrestlers — took exception.
I think McGregor could do well in the featherweight division......if the WWE had one. https://t.co/90XGpSICS9— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) August 7, 2016
Never show a Jack Russell a mirror. It thinks it's a majestic Irish Wolfhound. Really, just an annoying wee yapper trying to sell tickets.— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) August 7, 2016
After Diaz finishes you again, I dare you to try guys like Dolph, Brock, or Fit.— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 7, 2016
Oh you're welcome for your gimmick pic.twitter.com/0qziVjlMav
If anyone doubts whether or not Doloh could tie Conor in a knot, do yourself a favor and Google his accomplishments pic.twitter.com/h7mitMeBXn— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 7, 2016
Your the size of my leg. Shut up. https://t.co/fBVEdf8hE1— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 7, 2016
The real winner was Becky Lynch, who laid the smackdown.