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— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 30, 2023
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, fuck chandler, you want it call for it.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 30, 2023
“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.”
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.