Ahead of the trilogy against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, Conor McGregor has gotten himself into a rivalry with Justin Gaethje over social media. It started with Conor McGregor announcing the launch of his new fighting gloves. He also invited UFC to partner with him and made the McGregorFast fighting glove the official gloves for UFC.
However, in the process, he also insulted Gaethje’s coach Trevor Wittman. When fans called out McGregor for replicating Wittman’s idea to come up with the fighting gloves, McGregor said:
“But Trevor Wittman has never fought MMA tho? You need guys with real experience. Case in point the king of this s**t. Me. And F**k other organizations. I’m with the UFC.”
Not so long ago UFC wanted to buy the patent for Trevor Wittman’s MMA gloves that could have reduced the occurrence of eye pokes significantly. However, Wittman denied giving the patent for those gloves. Conor’s gloves are similar to the gloves made by coach Wittman. And this has led to a heated Twitter exchange between McGregor and Gaethje.
Gaethje fired back at Conor McGregor and called his gloves cheap. Gaethje replied:
‘You didn’t design this you just put your name on someone else’s designs, made for as cheap as possible with s**t foam and s**t materials. They are garbage and you know. Make your cheese though.”
Conor McGregor responds to Justin Gaethje
The former lightweight champion, Conor McGregor did not take too long to respond to Gaethje as he tweeted:
“I’d smoke you and your coach at the same time in these patented McGregorFast fight gloves.”
Though fans are getting fired up about a potential fight between Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje the Notorious One must avenge his loss to Dustin Poirier first. Poirier knocked out McGregor in a long-awaited rematch at UFC 257.
McGregor is making some significant changes ahead of the trilogy. He is bringing his old karate stance as seen in his recent training footage and he is bringing back the old trash-talking Conor for the trilogy. Conor realizes the task ahead of him as he tweeted:
I’ve got a big chip on my shoulder and I’m gonna break another few faces with it.
But will these changes be enough for Conor McGregor to beat Dustin Poirier? Only time will tell.