Conor McGregor declares ‘I’m the f****** GOAT’ after Leon Edwards beats Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington calls him out at UFC 286


Conor McGregor has declared himself the greatest MMA fighter of all time following UFC 286.

Leon Edwards picked up a majority decision win over Kamaru Usman at the O2 Arena on Saturday night as top contender Colby Covington sat cageside.

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The two top welterweights squared off for 25 minutes at UFC 286

However, the former two-weight UFC champion was initially more interested in longtime teammate and friend Gunnar Nelson, who picked up a quick win on the UFC’s first pay-per-view show in the UK. United since 2016.

McGregor tweeted Saturday night: “Congratulations Gunnar Nelson! One of the greatest fighters I have ever known personally. What a fighter is the Icelander!

The 34-year-old has expressed interest in fighting the winner of Edwards against Usman 3 but has yet to react to ‘Rocky’ defending his belt in five rounds in London.

However, he has now returned to social media to declare himself the greatest of all time after seemingly watching the two top welterweights throw each other for 25 minutes last night.

McGregor wrote on Sunday afternoon: “I decided to grow a goatee because I’m the fucking goat [Greatest of All Time].”

Before taking his seat near the octagon, Covington spoke to members of the media backstage and revealed he wanted to fight ‘Notorious’ even though he thinks the Irishman is past his prime. .

'Chaos' was at the O2 Arena to watch Edwards vs Usman 3

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‘Chaos’ was at the O2 Arena to watch Edwards vs Usman 3

McGregor posted a timely article about being the greatest ever after UFC 286

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McGregor posted a timely article about being the greatest ever after UFC 286

He said: “Conor has done great things in this sport. He’s a great fighter but his time is running out. He’s made a lot of money so he just doesn’t have the same hunger.

“Who knows if he’ll be back soon?” He has yet to enter the USADA pool. If Conor ever wants to fight, it’s probably the biggest event the UFC has ever put on, as you can tell from the numbers I pulled from that event.

“If they want to sit down and they think this is the biggest and best fight they can have, let’s do it.”

Since then, UFC President Dana White has revealed that Covington is next in line for a title and will face Edwards at some point in 2023.

McGregor will compete for the first time in two years when he takes on Michael Chandler in a fight he hopes will lead to a title shot, potentially against ‘Chaos’ if he can dethrone Edwards.



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