Raise your hand if you’re surprised that Conor McGregor is still insulting people.
Oh, no hands? Okay.
He’d already gone after WWE wrestlers, which said wrestlers weren’t too happy about. This was a representative, and fairly humorous, reply:
I volunteer as tribute. Just need to drop 40lbs & find where every dude in Brooklyn gets their haircut/tats https://t.co/32BUXYoSyR
— Dolph Ziggler (@HEELZiggler) August 7, 2016
After the WWE folks had their return volley, perhaps that could have been the end of things.
Ha, right. McGregor held a press conference Friday, and went even further:
“I just said it like it is. They’re dweebs,” McGregor said during a press conference at his Las Vegas training facility on Friday. “What’s the main guy? John Cena. He’s 40. He’s 40 years of age. He’s walking around in a luminous orange t-shirt and a headband talking about nobody can see him. We can see him right there. He’s a big fat, 40-year-old failed Mr. Olympia motherf**ker. They’re dweebs, those guys.”
McGregor did clarify that his comments were reserved for the latest generation of WWE superstars.
“Like I said, no disrespect to the dons of the game, the McMahons,” he continued. “Vinny Mac [Vincent McMahon] is a f**king legend. They wrote Vinny off a few years ago when he dropped from the billions and then he rose back up and now he’s back in the billionaire club. What he’s been able to do with that bunch of dweebs he has over there at the moment has been phenomenal, and I respect him for that. And then of course the OGs of the game, y’know — The Rock, Stone Cold, they’re cool motherf**kers. Even Ric Flair is a cool motherf**ker.”
Okay, the line about Cena’s shirt is objectively funny. But calling the man fat is patently ridiculous. You’ll also note that Conor comes in with praise for Vince McMahon, perhaps looking to preserve his shot at a potential WWE payday down the line.
And that potential future partnership is very much a possible driving factor for this entire back-and-forth.