Conor McGregor surely knows how to excite his fans. Few hours before the announcement of his UFC return to fight
But after hearing that it’s finally locked in, people understood the message behind McGregor’s mysterious tweet.
While many expected Khabib to immediately challenge McGregor, it was still too hard to believe that it would happen.
And recently, UFC just dropped the bomb by officially announcing that McGregor will face against Khabib later this year.
UFC lightweight champion Khabib and former champion Conor McGregor are set to headline UFC 229 on October 6th, which is considered to be the biggest fight in MMA history.
This Means War
Before UFC made it official, Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told The Times that the MMA promotion already told him to “Have Khabib ready for Oct. 6.”
He also revealed that the infamous backstage melee last April had heightened the rivalry between the two fighters to a “blood thing.” It was reported that the incident happened shortly after the Khabib was filmed in an intense argument with McGregor’s friend and sparring partner Artem Lobov in the hotel.
“It’s not only a cage fight now. It’s a street fight. It’s about who’s going to defend his turf,” Abdelaziz said to The Times.
Some UFC fighters were injured due to McGregor’s disorderly conduct, resulting to a pullout from UFC 223 in Brooklyn, which was a few days away. But Khabib, who stayed inside the bus, was able to claim his UFC championship belt, after beating Al Iaquinta in five rounds.
McGregor’s Viral Tweet
McGregor is a very unpredictable fighter, but in his recent tweet, he apparently wanted to scare the kids away.
He posted a video of himself before UFC officially announced the fight, and it actually looks a lot like the teaser of the upcoming Joker Movie. Many were confused, but McGregor’s fans seem to understand what he’s up to.
Here’s the video McGregor posted before his bout against Khabib was made official. Feel free to watch it over and over again:
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 3, 2018
McGregor Fans’ Reactions
Surely, a lot of McGregor’s fans were thrilled after watching the video. They knew that it was a good sign, and they were right.
Here are some of their replies to the Notorious Irishman’s tweet:
— Azz (@Comedy86) August 3, 2018
We all know what he this tweet means..
— Las Vegas (@LasVegasFoods) August 3, 2018
Yeah, for sure.
— UFC Türkiye 🇹🇷 (@UFC_Turkiye) August 3, 2018
And this reply wins with the most likes and retweets:
— Jack Farnworth (@jwf____) August 3, 2018