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Swerve! Conor McGregor now wants Justin ‘BMF’ Gaethje (not Michael Chandler) after crushing his nemesis at UFC 291 - ‘I call the shots’

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Conor McGregor wasted zero time putting his stain on UFC's newest "BMF."

Justin Gaethje brutally knocked out Dustin Poirier in their highly-anticipated rematch at UFC 291 last night (Sat., July 29, 2023) in Salt Lake City, Utah (watch highlights). “The Highlight” also took home the not-so coveted "BMF" belt, as well as a $50,000 “Performance of the Night” bonus for his awesome head kick knockout.

Unsurprisingly, McGregor — who has brutal back-to-back losses to Poirier — hopped on Twitter minutes after the fight concluded, ripping Gaethje and potentially setting up a future (and first-ever) “BMF” title defense.

“Justin, I’ll slap you around,” McGregor wrote.

“I’m the real bmf, he can fight for pennies if he wants, but I want spirits; I call the shots, I’m in it to launch shots, f—k Chandler, you want it call for it.”

McGregor is expected to face Michael Chandler at some point since the pair coached The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 31; however, with each passing week, it seems like the fight might not happen.

McGregor and Gaethje have sent potshots at each other for several years and even celebrated each others’ losses.

When asked about McGregor backstage by Megan Olivi, Gaethje shot it all down.

"F—k that guy, don't bring his name up," he said.

McGregor has yet to fight since breaking his leg at UFC 264 in 2021 and has not entered the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) pool.

For complete UFC 291 results, coverage and highlights click HERE.

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