For years, McGregor and Ferguson seemed to circle one another with back-and-forth trash talk, and during McGregor’s recent Twitter barrage, he ended up taking a shot at the former lightweight champion, vowing to “end” Ferguson when he gets the opportunity.
“I’m [going to] end you and badly. I’ve not forgot,” McGregor stated.
As expected, Ferguson — who was pretty excited to have “The Notorious” say something to him on social media — responded as only he can.
“Ahh, there’s my b****,” Ferguson said. “Took a few to get your attention, ehh? Remember when you used to work for me and I fired your ass for not doing your job. When you’re done signing your legal issues, sign on the dotted line Coward-Champ.”
McGregor is expected to return from a long injury layoff to meet Michael Chandler, his rival coach on the recent season of The Ultimate Fighter. It will be the former two-division champion’s first octagon appearance since suffering a nasty leg injury in a first-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021.
Ferguson, who hasn’t picked up a victory since a second-round TKO win over Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 in June 2019, is currently on a six-fight skid, with his most recent loss coming via arm triangle choke at UFC 291 in July.