“I Bet You Won’t Show Up”- Petr Yan Calls Out Conor McGregor for a Fight After ‘Rip Him Up’ Comments

Published 11/12/2021, 10:21 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland walks in the octagon before his lightweight bought against :Dustin Poirier during UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


Conor McGregor is not one to shy away from the spotlight. ‘The Notorious’ is famous for his epic Twitter rants that do not spare anyone in the MMA community. Most recently, the likes of Jorge Masvidal, Petr Yan, among others, were the targets.

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A Twitter handle posted an image of the best boxers in the UFC. The image had names such as Max Holloway, Conor McGregor, Petr Yan, Jose Aldo, and Nate Diaz. ‘The Notorious’ replied to the tweet, saying he had already outboxed three of the five people on the list. He also claimed he would “rip” ‘No Mercy.’

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This did not sit well with the current interim bantamweight champion in the UFC, Petr Yan. He took to Twitter to respond to the comments.

“Conor, we all know that you like to talk, but let’s get straight to the point if you really want to box or to fight, I don’t care about the weight or the ruleset. I bet you won’t show up @TheNotoriousMMA.”

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‘The Notorious’ hit back once again, saying, “Lol, no prob littler. We will set up a spar or something similar in the near future. Will host you and your team in Ireland for one of our shows at Crumlin boxing club. We will figure it out then, kid. God bless ya. @ParimatchGlobal, get this set.”

‘No Mercy’ had the last say in this exchange on Twitter when he said, “Maga, we can play if you don’t want to decide matter seriously. Just let me know if you will have enough gas for 12 rounds, kid. Sláinte.”

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Petr Yan is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the UFC at the moment. ‘No Mercy’ marches forward continuously and meticulously breaks down his opponents on the feet. He recently won the interim bantamweight belt after a unanimous decision win over Cory Sandhagen, who is also an exceptional striker. 

Many still consider Yan the rightful champion of the division given he lost his belt via DQ. Most of the MMA fan base believes that ‘Funkmaster’ exaggerated the injury in order to win the belt. Now that Yan has secured the interim belt, a unification bout between the two men is imminent. 

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What do you make of Conor McGregor’s back and forth with Petr Yan on Twitter? Could Yan face McGregor in the future? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is a senior UFC author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA desk, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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