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Midnight Mania! Conor McGregor mocks ‘clown’ Gaethje for tapping out after Oliveira quitter comments

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Though he seems largely unbothered by it, Charles Oliveira cannot escape his prior reputation. “Do Bronx” has now won 11 in a row, overcoming serious adversity in his last three bouts to finish top-notch opposition. Despite the repeated shows of resilience, the “quitter” label is hard to shake, largely because Oliveira did suffer several stoppage losses earlier in his career.

Justin Gaethje hammered that angle especially hard in the lead up to his title bout versus the Brazilian. Gaethje prides himself on his ability to thrive in deep waters and force his opponents to crumble, and he predicted as much opposite the former champion. Instead, it was Oliveira who rallied through early adversity and forced Gaethje to submit to a deep rear naked choke.

Now, I’m not implying that tapping to an obviously locked in choke means that a fighter is a quitter, but fans online were quick to see the irony. When Conor McGregor saw one such meme, he couldn’t help but take a shot at Gaethje, as the two have prior beef. Suffice to say, the Irish athlete wasn’t impressed.

“This absolute clown!” McGregor commented. “The aul [sic] pretend to be asleep after he tapped as well lol. Jackass”

There’s discussion around McGregor fighting just about every top fighter at both 155- and 170-pounds, but would anyone like to see “Notorious” throw down vs. “The Highlight?” Given Gaethje’s title loss, that booking would be a lot more reasonable now than before UFC 274.


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