It seems a day can’t go by without some mention of the polarizing Conor McGregor getting in the news. The popular Irishman took to Twitter Wednesday to chime in when news broke that the main event of UFC Fight Night “Poirier vs. Duffy” was scrapped when Joseph Duffy had to withdraw due to a concussion in training.
McGregor, who is the UFC’s “interim” featherweight champion, quickly took to his Twitter account in an attempt to throw his hat in the ring, willing to step up on a few days’ notice to keep the main event in Dublin alive.
“I will give peanut another crack at the King no sweat,” McGregor Tweeted. “I’ll take the gate. It’s my gate anyway. A cool 7. Cash. See you at the weigh ins.”
Shortly after scratching that Tweet out, “Notorious” followed it up with another one, ripping into Duffy, who is the last man to beat McGregor five years ago.
“Must be that Canadian air,” he wrote. “It’s fresh as f--k over here. Rock chins bred on this side.”
According to various reports, McGregor wanted to fight opposing TUF 22 coach Urijah Faber on Saturday’s card, but the highly-anticipated showdown between he and arch rival Jose Aldo was is scheduled for UFC 194 on Dec. 12.
With Duffy being scratched from the card and no replacement having been made for Poirier, UFC Fight Night 76 is now headlined by a flyweight scrap between Louis Smolka and Paddy Holohan.