Conor McGregor Has a Hilarious Response to Ali Abdelaziz’s Relentless Social Media Trolling

Published 08/08/2021, 7:21 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland arrives prior to his fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


UFC megastar Conor McGregor was active on social media during UFC 265 where he shared his candid thoughts on the co-main event. The Irishman was one of many top fighters who reacted to Jose Aldo’s vintage performance against Pedro Munhoz. ‘The King of Rio’ dominated the fight with skillful striking that were shades of his former glory as a multi-promotional featherweight champion.

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Conor McGregor gave Jose Aldo his flowers after the scorecards were read and called him a ‘legend’. This is high praise coming from McGregor considering that he was once a bitter adversary to Jose Aldo back in 2015. However, McGregor’s positive comments were quickly under fire when famed MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz decided to attack McGregor.

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Notorious’ decided to take the high road and merely laughed off Abdelaziz’s slight aimed at him. Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager have gone back and forth on many occasions, however, McGregor wasn’t keen to engage. Conor McGregor isn’t one to usually back down and he’s well known for hitting out viciously at his detractors.

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‘The King of Rio’ put forth a performance that was worthy of praise and the 34-year-old looked evergreen against Munhoz. Right from the get-go, Jose Aldo was crisp with his footwork and strikes, and this paid dividends immediately. Pedro Munhoz was quickly on the back foot and kept resorting to spinning attacks, despite them being ineffective.

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Jose Aldo began racking up damage as the fight went on and his ability to chain combinations together was a sight to behold. The former multi-promotional featherweight champion appeared to be in vintage form. While Munhoz wasn’t out of the fight, he couldn’t keep up with the various looks that were thrown at him.

Aldo is now on a two-fight win streak and he’s inching his way towards a title shot in the 135-pound division. His three-fight skid seems like a woe of the past as Aldo is looking ahead at glory. Chiefly, he stands the chance to become a two-division UFC champion and bolster his claim as an all-time great.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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