“Who the F*** is That Guy”- Devin Haney Channels His Inner Conor McGregor

Published 12/20/2020, 11:19 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Devin Haney trains during the Devin Haney Media Workout at Rathbone Boxing Club on September 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)


Devin Haney recently called out Teofimo Lopez after the latter’s victory over Vasyl Lomachenko. The WBC lightweight champion is campaigning for a bout against the unified lightweight champion of the world. Haney believes a fight between him and Lopez will generate more revenue than any other for each of them.

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George Kambosos Jr. is another fighter who believes it should be him getting a shot at the undisputed lightweight championship against Lopez. He also took to Twitter to let Haney know that the American only fights for money.

That surely caught Devin Haney’s attention. He responded to Kambosos’s claim, where he imitated a famous UFC star’s iconic moment. Haney took Conor McGregor’s famous line and wrote, “WHO THE F**K IS THAT GUY?”

Conor McGregor provided one of the most iconic lines in combat history

Back in 2016, ahead of his fight against Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship, Conor McGregor provided one of the most well-known lines in the history of combat sports. In the UFC 205 press conference, McGregor was in his usual demeanor of talking trash.

When asked which fighter on the stage will give him the hardest fight, McGregor was thinking about his answer. UFC featherweight Jeremy Stephens pitched in as he said he would be the one to give ‘The Notorious’ his toughest test.

Stephens said that McGregor TKOs opponents, but he knocks them out unconscious. This led to one of the most hilarious responses ever from McGregor. He responded, “Who the f*ck is that guy?”

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The crowd burst into laughter, and Stephens was left with nothing to say. McGregor of course knew who Stephens was, but the timing and the nature of his response was impeccable.

McGregor went on to become the lightweight champion, dismantling Eddie Alvarez. He became UFC’s first simultaneous two-division champion in the process. Since then, the Irish fighter has only fought twice in the octagon.

But he is set to return next month at UFC 257. The sport’s biggest superstar will take on Dustin ‘The Diamond‘ Poirier and will look to make his claim to fight for the lightweight title yet again.

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What did you make of Devin Haney’s Conor McGregor impression? Are you excited for McGregor’s return?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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