Conor McGregor starts war of words with Canelo Alvarez, threatens “ligament stomping”

Conor McGregor is not taking Canelo Alvarez’s taunts calmly.

Reacting to McGregor’s bold claim that he outpunched Floyd Mayweather compared to Alvarez, the undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo asserted his dominance. He went on to state that he’d need just ‘one hand’ to defeat the former UFC champ.

Alvarez tweeted: “I just need one hand with you and I don’t need to throw so many punches 🤣”

McGregoswiftly fired back on X (formerly Twitter): “Saul you uncooked chicken, I’ll stomp the ligaments out of your knee joint. I don’t even need hands to end you, I’ll kick you raw pink, leave you looking like you were left out in the sun too long haha freckle arse. I will see you and we will see. Canelo is a cornflake, no sugar.”

Back in September 2013, Floyd Mayweather dealt Canelo Alvarez his first career defeat. Alvarez managed to connect with only 22% of his punches, with a mere 15% success rate for his jabs.

In comparison, McGregor faced a 40-year-old Mayweather. He landed 26% of his punches, even surpassing ‘Canelo’ in punches thrown per round.

McGregor’s sharp retort triggered a wide range of responses from fans. Some of the comments were as follows:

“Canelo isn’t that old boy in a pub you sucker punched. Stay in your lane.”

“1 round boxing, 1 round mma and so on. Enough just giving these boxers what they want, let’s even the playing field.”

“Well he is right… if its an actual fight Canelo’s chance of beating McGregor is 0”

“The keyboard champion returns!”

“Sounds kind of like what Dustin did to you…”

“Can’t even make a fight with Chandler happen we suppose to believe this”

“I don’t normally respond to such things, but Jesus Christ what a great response 😂😂😂😂”

The two have been going back and forth on social media, taunting a potential matchup in future. Fans of combat sports are currently waiting to see what happens next!