Conor McGregor threatens UFC heavyweight after comeback criticism

UFC’s former two division champion, Conor McGregor took criticism from rising Heavyweight Tom Aspinall way too seriously.

Conor McGregor has been absent from the octagon for almost two years. His last appearance was in July 2021 when he took on Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. He had been in recovery and is now fully healed ready for his blockbuster return.

He will coach the upcoming season of TUF against UFC lightweight star Michael Chandler.

Conor McGregor arrived in Las Vegas to begin filming. Many UFC fans are excited to see McGregor coaching again. However, UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall felt different.

Aspinall believes Conor McGregor lost substantial star power:

“Honestly, I’m not that interested in it. I’ll still watch it but I’m kind of over McGregor to be honest. For me, there’s way more exciting fights out there than that. The heavyweight fight coming up that I’m super invested in, the London card, Leon Edwards, I could sit here and name them all day. There’s another 20 fights I’m more interested in. Will I watch it? Yeah, but if it gets canceled, I won’t be upset about it.” Aspinall said in a talk with Jamal Niaz.

McGregor didn’t take Aspinall’s comment lightly. The 34-year-old took to his Twitter account to slam Aspinall. He threw some insults and even threatened to kill Aspinall.

“Bum p***k. Say sayonara to that GK [Gym King] deal kid. Starve you and kill you, I will you f***ing disrespectful p***k. Don’t ever speak my name in disrespect again. Mush potato head.” McGregor wrote.

He added, “Mush head rat keep your comments to yourself.”

Meanwhile, Aspinall didn’t seem to care about McGregor’s rant at all. He responded with a screenshot of his contact and changed the name to ‘Mush head rat’.