UFC legend Conor McGregor has given a one-word answer to welterweight contender Belal Muhammad doubting his ability to bounce back from injury.
The former two-weight UFC champion hasn’t fought since fracturing his tibia and fibula in a first-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021.
‘Notorious’ has recovered with a highly anticipated comeback fight scheduled for 2023, which he says will spark a historical race to the 170lb title currently held by Leon Edwards.
“The biggest and greatest comeback in sporting history,” McGregor wrote on Twitter in August, alongside a compilation of some of his greatest wins. “Do you want to be a witness? »
After all he has achieved in the sport, it’s hard to count the 34-year-old, despite being in poor form and winning just one fight since 2016.
However, one of his potential welterweight opponents believes McGregor’s career is all but over and while he may return to MMA, he will never achieve another victory in the sport.
“I’ve rewatched the O’Malley yan fight 3 times and I think at the end of the day Conor sucks [and] won’t win another fight,” Muhammad wrote on Twitter in an off-the-cuff jab at McGregor.
The usually hot-headed Irishman responded to the dig with a bunch of laughing emojis followed by the hashtag “client” suggesting Muhammad is not a rival and someone who pays to watch him fight.
‘Remember the Name’ soars high after picking up a second-round TKO win over fellow countryman Sean Brady at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi last weekend.
The Palestinian-American ranked No. 4 in the welterweight division after posting an eight-fight winning streak over Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, Vicente Luque and Demian Maia.
A no-contest with the current 170-pound king is the only mark on his recent record after he was unable to fight following a inadvertent glance of Edwards at UFC Vegas 21 in March 2021.
After his latest win, Muhammad used his time on the mic to call out Edwards and Khamazat Chimaev.
However, ‘Rocky’ is set to defend his belt against Kamaru Usman in England early next year, while Chimaev is set to face Colby Covington on the same card.
Thus, Muhammad is in the cold when it comes to the welterweight title image and may be looking to create some beef with McGregor in order to secure a high profile and lucrative fight.