‘Death Threats’ From Conor McGregor Lead UFC Champion to Confess About Having No Interest in the Irishman’s Antics – “Only Really Watch the Heavyweights”

Published 12/18/2023, 3:14 PM EST

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Conor McGregor versus Tom Aspinall? Now, that would be an unlikely feud. Yet it happened. Aspinall had said something that triggered a rant from the Irishman. What could he have said? Well, the heavyweight said he wasn’t too keen about McGregor’s comeback. “I’m not that interested in it. I’ll still watch it, but I’m kind of over McGregor,” he said in March 2023. This rubbed ‘The Notorious’ the wrong way and, in true McGregor fashion, he threatened Aspinall on Twitter (now X).

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Aspinall has now discussed the threats from Conor McGregor in an interview with YouTuber True Geordie. “How are you offended?” the heavyweight wondered.

Tom Aspinall reacts to the threats from Conor McGregor

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Shortly after Aspinall made his initial comments, McGregor took to Twitter and vented his anger at the Englishman in a now-deleted tweet. “Mush head rat keep your comments to yourself. Bum p****. Say sayonara to that [Gym King] deal kid. Starve you and kill you I will, you f****** disrespectful p****. Don’t ever speak my name in disrespect again. Mush potato head,” the former two-division champion wrote.

On being asked how it felt like being threatened by McGregor in an interview with YouTuber True Geordie, Aspinall admitted it felt a bit strange. The 30-year-old stated that he did not personally know ‘The Notorious’ and had made the comments in passing on his friend’s YouTube channel.

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[McGregor threatening to kill me was ] a little bit weird because I don’t really know Conor at all. So my friend started a YouTube channel… he came down the gym and interviewed me. It’s not like a big channel, and he asked me about McGregor: ‘are you looking forward to McGregor’s next fight’?… And I said, ‘oh, to be honest, I’m not really that interested in Conor McGregor. I only really watch the heavyweights and bigger guys, I’m not as interested in the smaller. I meant it like that,” Aspinall told True Geordie.

First of all, how did you even see that? It’s got like 300 views on it, and how are you offended?” Aspinall questioned. However, knowing Conor McGregor, UFC fans won’t be surprised. He has previously taken to Twitter several times to dish out threats and digs at other UFC fighters.

McGregor has engaged in Twitter wars against Hasbulla, Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier, and several other personalities in the MMA world.

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Tom Aspinall clarified his statements on ‘The MMA Hour’

Shortly after the back-and-forth took place in March 2023, the heavyweight was at ‘The MMA Hour’ to talk about his knee injury and his plans ahead. He even discussed the Irishman’s outburst.

“I have so much respect for Conor, I would never disrespect him or anybody else. I’m not that kind of guy.” He shared he didn’t mean to offend anyone.

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As per reports, Conor McGregor will make his return against Michael Chandler next year. What are your thoughts about Tom Aspinall’s comments regarding McGregor? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kanishk Thakur

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