The Notorious One, Conor McGregor has been one of the most active users of the social media platform, Twitter, from the MMA world for a long time. Ever since the Irishman broke his tibia during his last fight against Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 264 two years ago, he has been taking shots at other combat sports athletes on the microblogging site, and this time, turning his attention towards the UFC Featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski from Australia.
On September 10, Sunday, while UFC 293 went down at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, where Sean Strickland defeated Israel Adesanya to win the middleweight championship in a shocking finish, Conor McGregor planted the seeds for his highly anticipated return to the UFC on his official Twitter account. The 35-year-old took a shot at Alex Volkanovski, calling him a “little sausage,” before labelling him as “Readable. Hittable. Hurtable.”
The Irishman went on to state that he and the Australian should fight each other at some stage, to have no debate about who is the real “FW goat.” His tweet read, “Ask my bollox that little sausage volkonovski is no way p4p 1. Silly. That’s quick work for me. 100% accuracy work. Readable. Hittable. Hurtable. I like he has this title tho we should fight at some stage so the FW goats will have all faced off and let there be no debate.”
But, in a surprising turn of events, Alex Volkanovski was quick to respond to the tirade from Conor McGregor. His tweet simply read, “Let’s do it at #UFC300 @TheNotoriousMMA”.
Moreover, Conor McGregor has already been rumoured to face Micheal Chandler in the UFC, against whom he had a major battle right throughout the 31st season of the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) in the coaching role earlier this year. But, as the 35-year-old is yet to enter the USADA pool for a six-month period, to be eligible to fight professionally inside the octagon, it isn’t clear as to when or if he will fight Alex Volkanovski or anyone else in the UFC anytime soon.