‘These Clowns Are F**ked When I Get Back’- Conor McGregor Eager to Beat Up UFC Lightweights on Return

Published 10/23/2021, 9:42 AM EDT
Nevada , United States – 10 July 2021; Conor McGregor before his lightweigh fight with Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Thomas King/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


In the MMA world, everyone knows Conor McGregor. While some are his fans because of his fights, others like him because of his trash talk. He has an impressive record of 22 wins and 6 losses and was on a 15-fight win streak from 2011 to 2015, which was broken by Nate Diaz. Unfortunately, McGregor has lost fights against top UFC fighters like Nate Diaz, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Dustin Poirier that has damaged his stock recently.

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In his last fight against Poirier at UFC 264, McGregor blew out his leg off a check and lost via TKO. The Irish fighter had to undergo surgery and required time to recover from his painful injury. He had been walking with the help of a cane.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland walks in the octagon before his lightweight bought against :Dustin Poirier during UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

After his injury, many questioned if the fighter would retire from fighting. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case. During the post-fight interview, McGregor said, “This is not over.” 

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Conor McGregor’s epic return

McGregor kept his followers updated on Twitter and Instagram by posting about his post-surgery training and recovery. 

Many Twitter users had pointed out that McGregor had gotten bigger. In reply to this, the 33-year-old fighter tweeted, “These clowns are f—-d when I get back.”

As the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion recovers, he still managed to grace the headlines. From a scuffle with Machine Gun Kelly to throwing an awful baseball pitch, McGregor surely knows how to stay relevant.

When Conor McGregor returns, there could possibly be a fourth bout against Poirier, given the way their trilogy ended. This would give him the chance to avenge the two losses he faced against Poirier. However, another fight against ‘The Diamond’ could also be a potentially dangerous move for his UFC career.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

McGregor seems to be recovering steadily per his frequent posting to social media. With his newfound confidence and stern warning, it will be interesting to watch which UFC fighter he chooses to fight next. As the Irishman has also been boxing professionally, it would be exciting to see what his next move will be. Given the way things are going, he plans to return in 2022. 

Who do you think McGregor should face next? Should he face Dustin Poirier again or fight a different opponent? Let us know 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.

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