On Thursday, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor released a statement indicating that he intends to return to the UFC.
In the statement, the Irish star also confirmed that he tried to book a last minute fight against Frankie Edgar, in the UFC 222 main event, after Max Holloway pulled out of the bout with an injury.
For whatever reason, this sent Frankie Edgar’s manager Ali Abelaziz into a fit of rage, and he took to ESPN, TMZ and twitter to call Conor McGregor all sorts of names for even breathing Edgar’s name.
It’s been pretty insulting to witness how low Edgar’s manager will go to grab some attention off the back of a harmless McGregor statement, and we aren’t the only ones who think so.
In one of Ali’s twitter posts, he called Conor McGregor a prostitute, and this was apparently all it took for Big John McCarthy to inject himself in the middle of the situation.
Here’s how it all played out:
The truth is @TheNotoriousMMA is a prostitute
A Manager calling a Fighter a Prostitute??? Really!!!
Mike, I can understand Ariel’s position, but I have never lied to him, so I guess he would have at least 1 guest. As far as the tweet from Ali. He makes his living off the blood sweat and tears of fighters. I’m guessing a pimp is what that position would be called #AskBJM
We score this round for the veteran referee!
If you missed McGregor’s statement that prompted all this drama, that is below.
“I am fighting again. Period.
I am the best at this.
I put my name forward to step in at UFC 222 to face Frankie Edgar when Max Holloway pulled out, but I was told there wasn’t enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need.
I was excited about bouncing in last minute and taking out the final featherweight, without all the rest of the stuff that comes with this game.
Please respect the insane amount of work outside the fight game that I have put in.
On top of the fighting.
I am here.
It is on them to come and get me. Because I am here.
The Champ Champ™”