Conor McGregor Sends a Cryptic Tweet to Paddy Pimblett After Being Compared to the Englishman

Published 08/25/2021, 1:17 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 17: Conor McGregor of Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC 246 weigh-in at Park Theater at Park MGM on January 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


UFC megastar Conor McGregor has truly captured the imagination of fans as of late with his social media antics. The Irishman has made it a practice to tweet out rather cryptic messages to fans and fellow fighters. His latest escapade involving soon-to-be UFC debutant fighter, Paddy Pimblett certainly ranks as one of his more niche tweets.

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A fan tweeted out and compared the debut of Conor McGregor to Paddy Pimblett, given their days as Cage Warriors champions. Paddy ‘The Baddy’, who will make his debut against Luigi Vendramini on September 4, will look to extend his two-fight winning streak. McGregor pulled out some rather specific references when responding to the fan tweet and fans are trying to decipher what he meant.

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The consensus is that McGregor’s references are oddly specific and will only be effectively interpreted by Pimblett himself.

However, it’s safe to say that much of the fanbase will scratch their head trying to decode McGregor’s latest tweet.

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Conor McGregor’s social media escapades

Very few fighters have the ability to generate a conversation amongst fans with a single tweet or post on social media. However, McGregor’s star power transcends the fight game and everyone is on pins and needles to hear what he has to say.

However, his recent social media posts have not been received too well by the fans and it isn’t entirely hard to see why not.

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Chiefly, he’s gone after fan-favorite former fighters like Daniel Cormier and Michael Bisping on social media. Furthermore, he also trolled Khabib Nurmagomedov’s late father in a now-deleted tweet.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland speaks to the media following the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Such antics have turned away some of his most loyal fans who believe he has crossed the line one too many times. However, regardless of his out-of-cage antics, when McGregor signs the dotted line, it’s more likely than not that everyone will tune in to watch. Time will tell if his antics on social media will cost him some cache, with the MMA community going forward.

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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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