The UFC‘s featherweight champion threw the first punch on Friday, saying that the WWE was full of “messed up pussies” when asked about potentially working in the pro wrestling arena. McGregor was promoting his upcoming fight with Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
McGregor then turned to social media to clarify his comments. But his words did little to soften diplomatic relationships:
I didn't mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I'd slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday's.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 7, 2016
And that’s when some of the WWE’s best and brightest emerged to attack the Irishman. Wrestling legend Ric Flair led the charge with a pointed, multi-tweet attack:
Coming from a guy who built a career copying my persona, I expected the type of class we get from Ronda or Anderson. pic.twitter.com/iVoC0Xva5g— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 7, 2016
After Diaz finishes you again, I dare you to try guys like Dolph, Brock, or Fit.— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 7, 2016
Oh you're welcome for your gimmick pic.twitter.com/0qziVjlMav
If anyone doubts whether or not Doloh could tie Conor in a knot, do yourself a favor and Google his accomplishments pic.twitter.com/h7mitMeBXn— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 7, 2016
It didn’t stop there.
Bring it https://t.co/e9guQ9bi0f— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) August 7, 2016
Never show a Jack Russell a mirror. It thinks it's a majestic Irish Wolfhound. Really, just an annoying wee yapper trying to sell tickets.— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) August 7, 2016
So much talk for a guy who fights 15 min matches twice a year…… Good for you Conor McGaiver.— Miro (@RusevBUL) August 7, 2016
very funny little guy. Why don't you get your head out of Dana White's ass— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) August 7, 2016
Anyone can fight with their fists, try fighting with fashion!Walk off! Reply 1 for yes, 2 for no or ? For maybe https://t.co/whwuzsmzFA— Prince Pretty (@MmmGorgeous) August 7, 2016
Would you prefer to find us individually or have us all line up at once? I know your time is valuable, sir. https://t.co/XPnKhWAlza— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) August 7, 2016
Your the size of my leg. Shut up. https://t.co/fBVEdf8hE1— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 7, 2016
At least we know who the WWE faithful will be rooting for on Aug. 20.