Conor McGregor called Henry Cejudo “fayou little newbie‘ after criticizing ‘Notorious’ for failing to drill feints during punching practice.
The Irishman hasn’t fought since suffering a horrific leg injury at UFC 264 in July 2021, but he’s stepping into rehab ahead of a comeback.
The Irishman is recovering from his fractured tibia and fibula and is now one step closer to a much-anticipated comeback.
McGregor has been documenting his workouts on social media lately, and one man seems to have a problem with how MMA’s biggest star is going about his comeback.
Cejudo, a former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion who recently moved into training, took to Twitter to criticize McGregor’s latest boxing workout, which he says was a recipe for a disastrous return to the Octagon.
“Everything is done naked,” he wrote. “No fakes, no fading, no level changes. But you think you’re going to get a different result. You work too much on combinations where you should be working entries, setups and traps. Just a tip from the goat.
As a decorated striker, McGregor was offended that Cejudo, who is known for his elite-level wrestling ability, thinks he is capable of giving advice on the art of fistfighting.
“The first punches are the traps/feints/fakes,” McGregor replied. “Have you ever heard or seen this before? Your little feints won’t attract me, kid. But pump in some real shots, you might get an answer. You are a small fat newbie with about 2kb. At bantam. I have 20. In 3 divisions. Silence, you tramp!”
Cejudo responded with some rude comments about McGregor’s injury and his recent record before the heated exchange ended.
“You literally have no leg to stand on,” he wrote. “Last time you won a fight, Kaitlyn Jenner could still pee standing up.” [sic]
McGregor and Cejudo are currently looking for a fight after long stints on the sidelines.
‘Notorious’ is hoping to earn a welterweight title fight against Kamaru Usman when he returns, but that seems unlikely as the 170-pound king is set to face Leon Edwards next.
“Triple C” hasn’t fought since retiring right after his bantamweight title defense against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 in May 2020.
Cejudo has continuously called featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski ever since he stepped away from the sport, but no one seems particularly interested in making this fight.
The 35-year-old turned his attention to McGregor and even suggested he would drop from bantamweight to lightweight to secure a fight with ‘Mystic Mac’.
However, that fight seems unlikely given the height difference and the need for Cejudo to undergo USADA doping testing for six months before being cleared to fight again in the UFC.
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