Conor McGregor responded calmly to Belal Muhammad’s claim that the Irishman would not win another UFC fight.
The Irishman has not fought since breaking his leg in a second consecutive defeat to Dustin Poirier last July. While recovering from his injury, McGregor has been involved in several high-profile social media feuds with fellow UFC fighters such as Jorge Masvidal and Islam Makhachev.
McGregor claims to be planning the “greatest comeback ever,” and he will be looking to win again after winning just once in his last four octagon appearances. Muhammad is the latest person to mock McGregor’s deterioration in form, writing on Twitter:
“Rewatched the O’Malley v Yan fight three times and I think that at the end of the day Conor sucks snd will not win another fight.”
Despite having previously produced angry responses to similar messages, McGregor responded with a series of laughing emojis followed by the hashtag “customer.”
McGregor has only won one fight, which came in 2020 against Donald Cerrone after a two-year hiatus following his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The 34-year-old has struggled for form since becoming two-weight champion in 2016, and as a result has dropped out of the top ten of the 155lb rankings.
He won’t be back in action until next year, most likely in the spring or summer.
However McGregor has not been drug tested for several months after leaving the USADA testing pool and UFC president Dana White confirmed he would be absent for at least another six months, which is how long fighters are required to be enrolled before competing.
McGregor has since confirmed his intention to return at 170lb, but many have questioned whether the UFC superstar will return at all, including 155lb star Beneil Dariush, who is unsure why the recovery has taken so long.
“The break is the same break I had. I was ready to fight in August,” Dariush told talkSPORT when asked about McGregor’s recovery process.
“I don’t know how badly he wants to get back into that octagon. I wish him well. I hope he gets better and gets back into the Octagon and fights. I don’t know if his desire is really there because we had the same break.
“I really don’t know what’s going on with Conor Obviously, he’s doing movies and for MMA fighters I don’t know if that is a good thing.”