Conor McGregor and Tyson Fury exchange shots on Twitter, after Fury praises Khabib Numagomedov


It was only a matter of time until Conor McGregor and Tyson Fury started trading social media shots.

McGregor and Fury traded insulting tweets over the weekend after McGregor took offense to a Fury January tweet in which Fury praised Khabib Nurmagomedov, former UFC lightweight champion.

McGregor’s opening comments (h/t talkSport) were vague, vulgar, and mostly unintelligible, but he appeared to be attacking Fury not only for supporting his longtime rival but for a May 2021 incident involving Fury’s friend Billy Joe Saunders. Saunders’ father and team got into an altercation with security following Saunders’ loss to Canelo Alvarez and McGregor is accusing Fury of not doing anything to help Saunders.

Fury responded by criticizing McGregor for his lack of in-cage success in recent years as well as an April 2019 incident in which McGregor struck an elderly man at a pub.

The exchange continued from there as McGregor followed with more insults.

Fury made reference to McGregor’s submission losses at Nurmagomedov, Nate Diaz and McGregor by writing that “[McGregor] had done more taping than [Michael Jackson’s] dance shoes.

McGregor deleted his previous tweets and appeared to have dropped the beef. Fury was also quoted tweeting a clip from a recent interview where he praised McGregor for being a prominent figure in MMA.

“It’s all good, we forget it,” McGregor wrote. “Fair play Tyson. God bless ya mate.”