Ben Askren Tells Conor McGregor to ‘Just Stop’ With The Twitter Call Outs: ‘You Don’t Fight Anymore’

Ben Askren is tired of Conor McGregor's 'cringy' attempt to stay relevant on social media by calling out every fighter under the sun

Conor McGregor
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When it comes to social media, Conor McGregor is the undisputed king of trash talk. Whether you love him, hate him, or just find him cringy, ‘The Notorious’ makes headlines with every single tweet he unleashes through his mobile device, but if you ask Ben Askren, the Irish superstar just needs to stop. 

Askren, a former Bellator, and ONE world champion spoke with the gentlemen at Mype Sports on YouTube to share his thoughts on Conor McGregor’s Twitter and discuss McGregor’s highly publicized withdrawal from the USADA testing pool following his injury at UFC 264. 

“Like I said, McGregor’s fallen off. I think so much of his stuff is really cringy right now. I actually really get annoyed and I tweeted about it today, he’s still not in the USADA testing pool and he tried saying he could skip the line and they’d let him back and they clarified and said, ‘No. No, you can’t. Actually, you can’t’ and then Joe Rogan… Did you see what Joe Rogan just said? He said if McGregor p*sses in a USADA cup he might melt the cup. 

“Every Saturday where there’s a big UFC fight, he pops on there and starts talking about how someone sucks or he’s how he’s gonna beat someone up and it’s like, listen Conor. You’re retired. You don’t fight anymore. You’re not in the USADA testing pool. No one’s convinced you’re gonna fight. No one buys it. Just stop. Stop. That’s it, just stop.”

Ben Askren on His Twitter Feed vs. That of Conor McGregor

Though fairly active on Twitter himself, Askren believes there is a big difference between how he carries himself on Twitter compared to McGregor.

“Whereas me, I think at this point I know my role. I’m retired. There’s one person I’d fight, Jorge Masvidal. I’ll say some sh*t to him and besides that, I may critique a fight, right. I might say, ‘This fight was interesting because of this or that guy made a mistake,’ or something to that effect, but McGregor makes it as if he should fight every one of those people he’s critiquing.”

After going undefeated under the Bellator and ONE Championship banners, Askren was sent from ONE to the UFC in exchange for Demetrious Johnson in a historic trade between the two organizations. Making his Octagon debut at UFC 235, Askren scored a first-round submission over Robbie Lawler. Askren returned to the cage four months later and found himself on the wrong side of a viral moment, suffering a five-second flying-knee knockout to Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239. Askren would drop one more to Demian Maia before walking away from the sport altogether in 2019.

Published on December 23, 2022 at 1:44 pm
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