Fabricio Werdum Snaps Back at Conor McGregor With Weird Instagram Post (PHOTO)
UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is embroiled in a social media feud with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. And…well, Werdum’s approach to social media warfare is odd, to say the least.
Basically, the feud started over a disagreement about Werdum’s gym, Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, California. In short, Werdum claimed McGregor had made a request back in December to see if he could train at Kings before squaring off with Jose Aldo at UFC 194. McGregor vehemently denied Werdum’s claims, despite McGregor’s UFC 196 opponent, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, confirming Werdum’s story. So McGregor decided to make things personal by stating he would never want to “train in that bum gym”, before adding that “[Werdum] needs to get his facts straight before I roll in there and buy that gym and turn it into a dump.”
While accepting an award for Fighter of the Year this weekend, McGregor would go on to criticize Werdum for pulling out of his scheduled fight with Stipe Miocic due to a preexisting foot injury, claiming “We’ve got the heavyweight champion, who’s a p*ssy, pulling out with a sore toe. How’s the heavyweight champion going to pull out with a sore toe? What kind of champion is that?”
Werdum responded with an Instagram post that shows his head pasted onto the body of a soccer player who appears to be sodomizing another soccer player. This second soccer player has McGregor’s head pasted on, creating a macabre image of…what, exactly? Subverted masculinity? Control? Power? I have no idea what Werdum is going for here, particularly with the caption about McGregor’s love for Dana White, as if Dana didn’t just get done telling the media that McGregor has no shot against dos Anjos. Check out the post below:
What do you think of Fabricio Werdum’s comeback? Or Conor McGregor’s remarks? Sound off in the comments!
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