‘Oh Blood Splatter’- Conor McGregor Recites a Poem and Dedicates It to Irish Poet W. B. Yeats

Published 11/12/2021, 10:29 AM EST
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – OCTOBER 24, 2019: Former UFC lightweight champion, Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, gives a press conference. Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS (Photo by Stanislav KrasilnikovTASS via Getty Images)

Fans are expecting Conor McGregor to make a spectacular comeback in 2022. While it is still not known whom he will be fighting, McGregor has started gearing up for his next fight. 


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He has also continuously engaged in Twitter banters with various UFC fighters and been in other controversies. The Irish fighter surely knows how to stay in the news. He never fails to surprise his fans. Yet again, he has done something completely unpredictable. 

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 22: Conor McGregor of Ireland arrives prior to the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Along with being an incredible fighter, McGregor is also known for his witty comebacks, one-liners, and trash talk. This time, he seems to have taken inspiration from a slightly unexpected source. Poet W. B. Yeats inspired McGregor, and the fighter wrote a seven-line short poem. 


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Conor McGregor turns into a poet

Taking some inspiration from the Irish poet W. B. Yeats, McGregor penned a few lines of his own.

He wrote on Twitter,

“Oh blood splatter, we meet again  

Never mine, never will  

Always yours, Always spill  

Jaw gone, jog on  

For Maude is not gone  

She is at the Black Forge  Her favorite song  

Oh blood splatter, from the Octagon

– W.B. Yachts”

McGregor not only wrote the poem but also recited the lines himself. He dedicated the poem to W. B. Yeats and Maude Gonne. He wrote, “An ode to W.B Yeates and his old flame Maude Gonne. My lifetime of violent competition. And my Pub The Black Forge Inn. Enjoy”.


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Many fans praised McGregor’s poem. The fighter surely has a unique way with words. His fans love his hilarious replies and comebacks. In fact, his spontaneity with words has played a large role in his achieving superstardom as a UFC fighter. He is quite famous for having some of the most iconic one-liners. 


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‘The Notorious’ seems to be getting into the groove for his upcoming fights and is taking inspiration from wherever possible. 


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What do you think about Conor McGregor’s beautiful yet violent poem? Do you think he would make a good poet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.