There is an angry Diego Sanchez on the loose, which means Conor McGregor should probably steer clear of any dark alleys or nearby “Yes” chants.
McGregor was a busy man on Thursday, making an enemy out of every top-10 featherweight in the UFC. He literally went down the list disqualifying fighters on Twitter.
“Notorious” is an apt nickname for McGregor, who has been living the rock star lifestyle in recent months.
It doesn’t take a trained eye to see the immense talent burning within McGregor, but he simply hasn’t accomplished anything noteworthy to be receiving the red carpet treatment this early in his UFC career.
At UFC Fight Night 26, he even received the full main event blackout entrance during his undercard bout against Max Holloway.
This is where Sanchez draws the line.
The UFC lightweight contender hopped on Twitter during the event and denounced the early McGregor hype.
Cant believe the hype on this next guy not being a hater but who the hell has he beat more less even faced? Im taking @BlessedMMA— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) August 17, 2013
Thursday certainly wasn’t the best of days for McGregor, who found out he would be sidelined for nine to 10 months after tearing his ACL in the Holloway fight. He made sure to respond to Sanchez’s earlier tweets in the midst of calling out the featherweight division.
@DiegoSanchezUFC You're the fattest, sloppiest, slowest Martial Artist i've ever laid eyes on. I'd go upto 170 to whoop your fat ass. EASY.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 22, 2013
Sanchez immediately fired back several angry tweets claiming there would be a physical altercation the next time he and McGregor crossed paths.
For those hoping to get a glimpse of the supposed street brawl, Sanchez said he would make sure someone records it on an iPhone.
McGregor has only been in the UFC for a few months, and he is already ruffling feathers and stealing headlines. A savvy businessman lies behind that Irish grin and snazzy bow tie.
Perhaps “Notorious” is destined to live up to his larger than life nickname after all.