It’s safe to say the “Funky” one has had enough of McGregor’s talk. He is, after all, one of the few who can possibly hang with “The Notorious” in a verbal battle.
And naturally, Askren made sure to throw in some jabs in a set of tweets he sent out Tuesday night, implying that a rematch between Nurmagomedov and McGregor would go no differently than the first time.
You don’t want to get smashed by Khabib again. Take the Dustin fight and be happy. And be nicer to old people.
“And be nicer to old people.” Good one.
In the immediate aftermath of UFC 242, McGregor called for a rematch vs. Nurmagomedov in Moscow, but Askren is clearly siding with “The Eagle.” I mean, Askren’s won his fair share of fights using wrestling, so no surprise there.
And before you say he’s one to talk, he had an answer for his 5-second knockout loss to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239.
I got hit by 1 errant shot. Lesson learned and won’t happen again! @TheNotoriousMMA got his ass beat for 18 minutes by Khabib and that will happen damn near every time.
Askren continued to explain himself. No, he’s not implying Masvidal got lucky, but he hopes the two will cross paths again at some point in his career.
I’m not disingenuous enough to say “he got lucky” but it won’t happen again. Can’t wait for my path to cross @GamebredFighter again.
Askren rounded off his tweets towards McGregor with some final thoughts. He’s basically implying that the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion is currently all bark and no bite. He believes McGregor has lost his desire to compete.
Let’s be serious @TheNotoriousMMA made too much money to ever have the desire to train at world champ level. He ain’t getting younger those times are gone. Only “glory days” and hot air now
I wonder if Askren is trying to bait McGregor into something. Well, we all know the perks of fighting “The Notorious”: Everyone’s pockets tend to get deeper.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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