Ben Askren Dismisses Conor McGregor

Twitter continues to be a vehicle for MMA fighters to speak their mind. And when Conor McGregor gets involved, the MMA world can’t help but notice.

After Conor McGregor took to Twitter to respond to Dustin Poirer’s call-out, Ben Askren decided to add his two cents to the “discussion”.

McGregor, after being called out by Poirer, dismissed the prospects of a fight, posting “I fed you to the canvas in 90 seconds bro”, going on to declare himself “the goal! Always!

In response to this salvo, the outspoken Askren promptly reminded McGregor of his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov:

Next, Askren quickly dismissed his recent loss as a fluke, contrasting it to the dominant win Nurmagomedov had over McGregor nearly a year ago:

Then he went hard after McGregor, suggesting Conor has had too many fat payouts to care about fighting anymore:

Askren even took the time to respond to a random troll:

Askren makes a pretty good point here – McGregor has made a lot of money over the years. I have to hand it to Conor as a very shrewd self-promoter who has assuredly laughed his way to the bank. McGregor has hinted at an Octagon return, but does he still have his edge?

One thing is for sure: we will be following this saga as it continues to unfold.

Matt Peters

Matt is a day-time engineer who enjoys writing about Jiu Jitsu and MMA. He has written in the past for YouJiuJitsu and Grappling Insider, among other sites. Matt is a BJJ blue belt who has mastered the art of skipping warmups. He has been training for 5 years in the Minneapolis area.

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