Conor McGregor and Chael Sonnen Get Into a Heated Back and Forth


Another day, another Conor McGregor Twitter beef. This time two of the sport’s best trash-talkers made some snide digs at one another. 

Chael Sonnen opened up on his ESPN show and made some comments regarding the recent video of Conor McGregor pacing back and forth during the Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez fight. Sonnen, who was once one of the sport’s wittiest characters, believes McGregor’s promo game has declined. 

McGregor, as expected was instantly biting back at Sonnen throwing shade of his own.

“Rich Little Weirdo”

“Conor is on the verge of being a little rich weirdo,” Sonnen said. “It’s the last thing I wanted for him, but if you mark out for your own gimmick to this extent – he’s posting things and then he’s deleting them – I’ve got to give the troll effort 100%. As a former troll myself, I get it. If there’s a UFC that you didn’t step foot at and you didn’t throw a single punch and you can steal a headline on ESPN+, you’re doing something well. But in all fairness, Conor is not going to step in there with Max anymore than he was going to step in with the guy last week, the week before that, or whoever he pulls out of his hat next week. He’s got to heal himself.

“There’s talk of Dustin Poirier, who’s already smashed him twice. In all fairness, Conor is still a big draw. He’s really working against himself. He is being a weirdo. Is this what he wants as his identity – a guy that’s walking around with his shirt off, screaming at his television set? Come on. When you were 22 years old, that was one thing, but as a husband and a father, you’re a little bit of a dork.”

Chael Sonnen not only said this on ESPN, but he also posted the clip himself tagging Conor McGregor.

“The Notorious” one saw the clip and responded instantly, calling Sonnen, “A broke little weirdo.” This followed by a humorous tweet of his own, “Ya’s can’t bait the whale lads, no chance.”

Chael Sonnen Fires Back

Chael Sonnen then responded with the only way he knows how. Throwing digs at McGregor’s famous Proper Twelve whiskey.

“It’s not too late to stay off my radar Just put down the shot-glass of awful bottom-shelf whiskey, turn off your phone, and back outta the big-boy saloon niiiice n’ sloooow…” Sonnen said.

The back and forth didn’t stop there. McGregor mocked Sonnen’s “boxroom” set-up to film his Youtube content.

“Just set up the tripod, in the corner of your boxroom, and tell your 2 views the promo code for the window sheen.” Laughed McGregor.

The verbal exchange was left with McGregor getting the last word. Sonnen asked for an apology and was responded with, “A nice tip.”

What do you make of this verbal back and forth from two of the sport’s best trash-talkers?

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