Conor McGregor surprised fight fans on Wednesday when he tweeted that the "whole ship" will "sink without him" in reference to the UFC. This was a comment he previously made during a UFC 205 press conference, but wanted to remind his followers once again. Nonetheless, this comment actually created a sizable argument between social media users.
"Without me this whole ship sink. Never forget that! #BigYachtsy," McGregor wrote on Twitter. He has been riling up Mixed Martial Arts fans with a recent series of tweets. He called out Justin Gaethje after watching UFC 249 and then tweeted about Khabib Nurmagomedov and called him an "embarrassment" to fighting. Each time, UFC fans responded by either agreeing with McGregor or reposting clips from his loss to Nurmagomedov.
Wednesday's comment drew similar reactions. There were several users that immediately agreed that McGregor is the biggest name in the sport of MMA, and they believe that he is great for the UFC. Others, however, wanted to mention the number of bouts that he has participated in during the past four years. The contentious discussions continued and featured several references to past fights.
Khabib vs. Conor 2 pic.twitter.com/TyxcxKn98i— McGregor’s Burner 🇮🇪☘️ (@McGregorsBurner) May 13, 2020
"Your little gazelle friends are going to be staring through the cage, looking at you getting your carcass eaten alive and they can do nothing. All they gonna do is say ‘We’re never going to cross this river again’. pic.twitter.com/PlckiTwcSq— 🇺🇸Nomad🇸🇦 (@N0MADproduction) May 13, 2020
Your irrelevant like khabib said just an attention seeker now— - (@Anfi3ld1892) May 13, 2020
You’ve fought like twice in four years. Yet here we are, with the UFC still going on and you doing your fighting nowhere other than Twitter. The sport is fine, thanks— Swoosh283 (@Swoosh283) May 13, 2020
LMAO— BAD BOY (@kozar_andrey) May 13, 2020
The king pic.twitter.com/GqfkYIQizk— cridavies (@cridavies) May 13, 2020
You definitely do well keeping the police ship afloat - smashing fans phone, smashing a bus up, assault, assault on the elderly, sexual assault x2 - Never forget that— Wogan (@Wogan7) May 13, 2020
Khabib made your boat sink dude pic.twitter.com/4xoVpNrBQW— Foni (@stargazer160) May 13, 2020