Conor McGregor thinks that Anthony Joshua gave him a shout-out during his ringside meltdown in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Joshua suffered a loss at the hands of Oleksandr Usyk for the 2nd time in the past 11 months. Joshua performed well as compared to his previous boxing bout against Usyk but lost the match via split decision.
After the event, Anthony Joshua threw his two belts on the ground and left in anger. Some moments later, he returned to the ring and gave a post-fight speech. He referred to himself as a “new breed of heavyweight” before turning his attention to Usyk.
“This guy here is a phenomenal talent, we’re going to cheer for him three times. As I said, I was studying Ukraine and all of the champions that have come from your amazing country, I’ve never been there but at the same time what’s happening there is not nice.”
“I saw it with [Vasily] Lomachenko in your second fight with Orlando [Salido] there was unrest in Ukraine, there was civil war. Vitali Klitschko when he faced Danny Williams, civil unrest – under them circumstances, Usyk has managed to become champion. Champ champ! I just want to say: Bismillah.”
It is unclear who he referred to as “champ champ.” Conor McGregor has an answer for you and said it was McGregor who got a reference from Joshua.
McGregor was the first two-weight champ in UFC when he won both lightweight and featherweight championships in 2016. McGregor came to Twitter in Joshua’s defense and said,
“You are all going on ridiculous over this. That is a great speech right there. Fair play to him he made it yet he is still in there keeping that cog going. If they wanted the mic they could’ve tried get it back. Then he gives me a shout out. Great fight, thank you!”
Conor McGregor is ready for his return which he thinks will be the best return in UFC history. He’s been out of action with a leg injury since his last fight against Dustin Poirier.