“Becoming a Bit More Kanye West Every Day” – Conor McGregor’s ‘American’ Voice Note to UFC HOFer Left MMA World Scratching Their Heads

Published 10/05/2022, 10:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 05: Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Conor McGregor has built his reputation as one of the most outspoken and brash fighter in the UFC. The Irishman has had his fair share of rivalries inside the octagon with likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov, Nate Diaz, Dustin Poirier, etc


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However, this beef is not just restricted to inside of the octagon but transcends outside as well. Apart from being rivals with his opponents, the Notorious has also beefed with fighters who he hasn’t faced. It includes Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal, Henry Cejudo, etc.


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Recently, the former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping also made it to the list. It happened after McGregor made comments about Bisping’s acting career. However, The Mystic Mac, in his recent tweet clarified on his statement. 

Conor McGregor extended a hand of friendship to Michael Bisping

However, after going back-n-forth on social media, the Notorious decided to shed light on his stance on the tweet that offended the Count. McGregor came out with an audio message on Twitter, where he sent a message to the Brit.

The Irishman said, “Hey Mike, it’s Conor here, just getting on about that video, the last one I saw. I saw you didn’t understand that I was simply acting, and I thought you would’ve known. Brother, all love my man. God bless the show, God bless the fans, God bless the man.”


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The Irishman has also tagged the former UFC middleweight, Chael Sonnen in the post. The American gangster most recently discussed this rivalry on his YouTube channel. 

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight 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 Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Sonnen revealed to the audience that Bisping introduced McGregor to his current management team when he [McGregor] only had one fight in the UFC. However, Bisping’s call wasn’t answered properly, thus creating a rift between the two.

Fans reacting to Conor McGregor’s message

Fans jumped into the subject matter to share their thoughts on social media. 

Another one said that Conor has lost the plot.

Meanwhile, a user compared the Notorious to the controversial singer, Kanye West

A fan said that McGregor is now sober that’s why he chose to answer sensibly. 

A user went a step further and pointed out that McGregor’s accent seemed to be a little American to him.


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Lastly, another user called our McGregor for his accent.


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Fans await Count’s response to McGregor’s tweet. They are hoping that the Brit would accept the apology, hence ending this short-lived rivalry.

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Afshan Khan

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Afshan Khan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his graduation in Mass Communication, Afshan pursued his passion for sports, especially MMA, and transcended it into his profession. He has been following the sport for the past 6 years, and with his nuanced knowledge and his content, wants to attract more fans to the various mixed martial arts promotions around the globe.

Edited By: Vineet Nandwana