Jon Jones, Khabib Nurmagomedov & Nate Diaz Pile on Conor McGregor in Response to GOAT Comments

Conor McGregor is making the argument that he's closing in on being the greatest fighter of all time, and not surprisingly, several fighters were quick to fire back at the former champ.

Following a lengthy thread of tweets, in which Conor McGregor argued he already could be tied with Anderson Silva as the greatest fighter of all time, the star is taking verbal fire from various fighters.

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McGregor’s case that he’ll be the GOAT before his career is up

So what comments are causing a firestorm on social media? Well, recently McGregor tweeted out the comments below, regarding his place in the greatest of all time debate (tweets via MMA Junkie).

The array of finishes, across 2 divisions, with champion status in 1, Anderson Silva is No.1 MMA GOAT.
My array of finishes, across 3 divisions, with champion status in 2, I’m No.2. If not tied 1.
However still active, No.1 is fully secured by career end. And easily.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 23, 2020

Clarity on Silva’s earlier no.1 spot. Most stylistic finishes on resume. Front kicks to face. Up elbow (albeit outside UFC) Thai plum knees leading to broken facial bones. Long list of jaw dropping finishes. Myself/Anderson have the most exciting/important finishes in the sport!

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 23, 2020

GSP is in at 3. Much less array of finishes but champion status in 2. He is far behind though. Reasons = Left 170 after much damage taken+questionable decision. Never re-engaged 170lb successors. Bottled Anderson fight. Only moved when one eyed fighter presented. Played safe

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 23, 2020

Jon is 4. Maybe tied 3. More array of finishes than 3 and still active, but champion status in just 1. Reasons = Multiple lacklustre decision performances + questionable decision win. Attempting to safe play HW entry/avoiding its champion.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 23, 2020

I didn’t mentions PED results on multiple entrants, even though that makes me the clear current No.1 MMA GOAT, along with still being active. Although it shames, as well as puts all runs+finishes in complete doubt, I’ve snored multiple juice heads. A true GOAT must do it all.

— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 23, 2020

Jones, Diaz and Nurmagomedov fire back

Not surprisingly, it wasn’t long before fighters were clapping back at McGregor. Case in point, the light-heavyweight champ Jones tweeted out this in response.

And Still

Try that one first lad

Goat where you at

And Conor’s biggest rival, the lightweight champ Nurmagomedov responded with this.

you tapped out in featherweight , you tapped out in lightweight and you tapped in welterweight , you never defended title in the UFC or Cage Warriors , you gave up more than GSP , Spider and Bones all together.
you greatest @ufc fighter in twitter history.

And, another of McGregor’s greatest rivals, Nate Diaz, fired off this zinger.

Smoked the #1 p4p and double champ
know the real 🐐 when you see him
And don’t for get I did it better and quicker than anyone else on the ground and sent him down with punches quicker than Mayweather did so fuck alll y’all rankings and know a real goat when you see me

It will be interesting to see what comes out of all this. But, it’s likely safe to say that most knowledgeable MMA observers do not have McGregor closing in on the GOAT status. After all, he’s lost two of his last three fights, and he hasn’t defeated a title contender or champ since 2016.

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