Still on the road to recovery after a broken leg, Conor McGregor is updating fans on his comeback with videos of his gym work. That’s opened him up to critics, which on Thursday included former two-division champ Henry Cejudo.
Cejudo criticized McGregor’s boxing advice to fans, insinuating the Irish star didn’t know what he was doing. That touched off a heated exchange between the former UFC colleagues.
“Everything is done naked,” Cejudo wrote. “No fakes, no faints, no level changes. But you think your [sic] going to get a different result. You work to [sic] much on combinations where you should be working entries, set ups, and setting traps. Just a tip from the goat.”
“The opening punches are the traps/feints/fakes,” McGregor responded. “You ever hear or see that before? Your little feints won’t draw me out, kid. But pump a few real shots you might get a response. You are a little fat novice with about 2 ko’s [sic]. At bantam. I’ve 20. Across 3 divisions. Quiet, you bum!”
Cejudo then mocked McGregor’s injury and included a transphobic joke about Olympic gold medalist Kaitlyn Jenner.
It’s not the first time Cejudo has taken aim at McGregor’s striking. One month ago, the Olympic gold medalist wrestler turned MMA fighter prompted a similar response from McGregor when he commented on another video of pad work.