McGregor – Swanson Twitter Feud Continues
Conor McGregor is a master of self promotion. The charismatic Irishman has managed to keep himself in the public eye even though he has been sidelined for over eight months with a torn ACL.
His trash-talking prowess has catapulted “The Notorious” into the spotlight and despite fighting just twice for the UFC, he has become a fan favourite and one of the most recognisable characters on the roster. However, his jocular antics outside the Octagon often come at the expense of his fellow fighters, none more so than Cub Swanson.
On this occasion it was Swanson who instigated the row. “Beautiful Destruction” posted a tweet yesterday that called into question the Dublin-native’s ability to compete with at the highest level of the sport. McGregor’s response was humorous but far from amicable.
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) March 28, 2014
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 28, 2014
Cathal Pendred, who is a training partner and compatriot of McGregor weighed in his opinion on how the pair should settle their dispute. The former Cage Warriors champion, who will be a contestant on the upcoming TUF season 19, proposed that the two warriors should slug it out as early as this summer
— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) March 28, 2014
While a grudge match between the dynamic duo would be a tantalizing prospect, reports suggest that “The Notorious” will face Cole Miller in his comeback at UFC Dublin on July 19th. Swanson is also expected to fight Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 43 one week after the Dublin event. If and when the two fight, the likelihood is an all-out war will ensue in the cage. Until this happens, fans have the fighters’ venomous back and forth exchanges to look forward to on twitter, to stoke the flames of the bitter rivalry.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 13, 2014
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