Conor McGregor is crafty inside and outside the Octagon.
The former two-division champion may be on a legal battle right now, but that does not mean he will not wage war on social media.
The MMA world was rocked on Wednesday morning after UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw announced that he had been flagged for an anti-doping violation, stemming from his recent title bout against newly-minted flyweight kingpin, Henry Cejudo at the UFC Fight Night 143.
The 33-year old fighter also decided to relinquish the 135-pound throne to show “fairness and respect to the rest of the division.”
McGregor has learned about the current drama involving Dillashaw, whom he once criticised for his disloyalty to Team Urijah Faber at The Ultimate Fighter over three years ago.
He called TJ a “snake in the grass” and told Faber he made a big mistake on adding him in his roster.
With Dillashaw potentially facing a lengthy suspension due to his USADA results, “The Notorious” has declared himself the new St. Patrick who drove the snake out of the UFC.
— Vicio MMA (@VicioMMA) April 18, 2017
“Snake In The Grass”
Dillashaw’s tag as the “snake in the grass” came from Conor McGregor when he questioned TJ’s inclusion on Team Urijah Faber at The Ultimate Fighter in 2015.
“He is a twerp. You shouldn’t let him into your shit, because he is a snake in the grass and I told you that to your face!”
“You brought him into TUF, thinking he would help you. He was there to help him! He’s a snake in the [expletive] grass, and you need to figure that out and stop being a [expletive].”
“You shouldn’t have brought him in!”
“That was your moment to kinda build it up, and you let him come in. It was like he took over your shit. He came in, you brought him up from high school, and you brought him up through this game…” Conor told Faber while promoting the show, (quotes from Bloody Elbow).
The New St. Patrick
On Thursday, the Irish star lauded himself for giving Dillashaw the “snake in the grass” tag, following his failed USADA results announcement.
Here’s how McGregor responded to the news:
I called that little snake way back.
I’m the new St. Patrick.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 21, 2019
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland who is believed to have driven all snakes out of the country.
The feast day of St. Patrick was celebrated last Saturday where McGregor had a busy time promoting his Proper 12 Whiskey in several US states and serving as a special guest at an NHL game.
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/Conor McGregor and TJ Dillashaw)