Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping have publicly been at odds lately, but “Notorious” is now saying that the feud is just a misunderstanding.
And that’s Bisping’s mistake.
On Wednesday McGregor recorded an audio message to address the beef that erupted with Bisping over remarks he made regarding Bisping’s acting career. McGregor quickly escalated the dispute, sending McGregor a string of vulgar tweets. He threatened to “cave [Bisping’s]head in” but McGregor now says that it was just for entertainment.
“Hey Mike, Conor is here,” McGregor stated in the new Clip . “I realized that you did not understand my actions. You would have known, I thought. All love to my brother, God bless the show, God bless the fam, and God bless my man. Oh, !”
In McGregor’s deleted rant of Friday, McGregor did not seem to be taking this situation lightly.
” “Do you want war?” McGregor asked. McGregor asked, “Does anyone want to join the f war?” We’ll go to war with you, yeah?” McGregor said. “Security. You little sausage of a thing. I’ll have security set you up … when you’re in Vegas again, pal. … Keep my name out of your f****** mouth again or any type of threatening behavior, or I’ll walk through your front door. … You little dope. [Go] back where you belong you little clown, you little sprinter.”
Following that response, it was actually Bisping who first attempted to defuse the situation, clarifying on his Believe You Me podcast that the discussion around McGregor was in jest.
“If you watched the show, we were having a laugh,” Bisping said. “It’s a f****** joke, obviously, there was no threats on my end whatsoever. But he kind of flipped a lid, didn’t he? He had lost all sense of his surroundings. Conor, you can relax, buddy. Jesus g ****** Christ. There you go.”
It remains to be determined if McGregor will claim victory in the exchange. However, it is unlikely that it will get any worse. Bisping officially retired from fighting in 2018 and the next booking for McGregor is still up in the air as he looks to return from a broken leg suffered in his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in July 2021.