You knew it wouldn’t take Conor McGregor long to respond to the UFC’s change of plans for Saturday’s Dublin card.
Joseph Duffy, who was scheduled to meet Dustin Poirier on Saturday’s main event in Ireland, had to withdraw from the fight Wednesday after it was discovered he suffered a concussion in training, leading to the bout’s cancellation.
McGregor, the UFC interim featherweight champion, had made it clear in the weeks leading up to the event that he wanted to headline the card, which sold out Dublin’s 3Arena in five minutes.
He was especially peeved that Duffy, the last man to defeat McGregor, had the headline spot, feeling Duffy was riding the coattails of McGregor’s fame.
So it’s little surprise that it took McGregor less than an hour to respond to the news via Twitter.
I will give peanut another crack at the King no sweat. I’ll take the gate. It’s my gate anyway. A cool 7. Cash. See you at the weigh ins.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 21, 2015
Of course, the chances the UFC places McGregor on the card Saturday are next to nil, for the same reason he wasn’t on there in the ….View original article
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