On Friday, while taking a conference call for his upcoming UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor took some un-pulled punches at the WWE when he was asked about the possibility of someday joining the promotion.
"I haven't really thought about it. For the most part, those WWE guys are p*ssies. To be honest, they're messed up p*ssies if you ask me. Fair play to Brock, he got in a fight but at the end of the day he's juiced up to the (expletive) eyeballs so how can I respect that?"
He later added:
"There's some Dons in that wrestling game. The McMahon's, they're Dons. Triple H is a Don. The Rock is a Don. But the rest of them are (expletive)."
WWE fans were predictably (and once again easily) outraged, leading to this passive-aggressive half-apology from McGregor on Twitter.
Well, believe it or not, a few past and present WWE stars didn't take too kindly to that and took to Twitter to respond.
Damn, seems like a nerve was struck.
Wrestling legend Ric Flair also came at McGregor over his remarks, and Ric may have had the most vicious response yet. "Coming from a guy who built a career copying my persona, I expected the type of class we get from Ronda or Anderson," he wrote on Twitter.
Coming from a guy who built a career copying my persona, I expected the type of class we get from Ronda or Anderson. pic.twitter.com/iVoC0Xva5g
After Diaz finishes you again, I dare you to try guys like Dolph, Brock, or Fit.
Oh you're welcome for your gimmick pic.twitter.com/0qziVjlMav
If anyone doubts whether or not Doloh could tie Conor in a knot, do yourself a favor and Google his accomplishments pic.twitter.com/h7mitMeBXn
Ric also tagged Anderson Silva in the initial tweet, who has spoken publicly about wanting to fight McGregor. Maybe this gets the ball rolling in that direction?
You can catch McGregor when he takes on Diaz on Saturday, Aug. 20.