Michael Bisping is taking a look at the threat sent by Conor McGregor to Tom Aspinall.
If the UFC gave out belts for making Twitter energies, Conor McGregor would be the undisputed champ. He is often calling out fighters on social media sometimes looking to set up fights but not always. His latest Twitter target was an unlikely one, he sent a threat to UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall.
It seems that McGregor took offense to something Aspinall said in a recent interview and called him out for it. Later he sent an even worst threat Aspinall’s way. He treated to kill him and deprive him of some sort of deal. Now one of Aspinall’s friends, Michael Bisping is chiming in on this situation.
— Tom Aspinall (@AspinallMMA) February 20, 2023
Michael Bisping thinks Conor McGregor is in over his head calling out a UFC heavyweight
The MMA community is used to these sorts of threats and Tweets from McGregor. All and all they are never taken too seriously but with McGregor’s past trouble with assault, threats are never something to brush under the table. UFC commentator Bisping is now chiming in on this situation and he doesn’t see it ending well for McGregor.
“Not the most damaging insult, but he did threaten to kill him, threatened to starve him and to kill him,” he said on YouTube. “Now look, listen, McGregor’s a hothead. We’re all kind of hotheads. Saying that Tom isn’t, Tom’s the most level-headed, calmest human being you’ll ever meet, monster inside the Octagon though. McGregor’s a hot head, I’m a hot head lots of people in mixed martial arts, lots of fighters, boxers are but that’s just the way we go.”
This threat will most likely not lead to an actual fight but the job has been done in a sense. Everything that is said by McGregor online is just more publicity for him. Although he is claiming to have cost Aspinall some sort of “deal” he is providing him with some free advertisement for his social media accounts.
“But Conor has definitely bitten off up more than he can chew here, no disrespect,” he said. “He’s got his hands full with Michael Chandler. He has his hands full with the lightweight division. Picking off a six-foot-five heavyweight, not the best thing to do, but we know what Conor’s like. He’ll talk a bit of crap, he’ll Tweet and delete. He’s done that many times…now in a hypothetical world if we just were to put these two guys inside of an Octagon and have them fight I mean who knows, Conor’s beefing up these days he’s definitely not 145, 155 in fact he probably struggled to make 170 these days but what do you want to step in there with Tom Aspinall a man that is 252 pounds?”
McGregor is currently in Las Vegas to film the next season of The Ultimate Fighter across from Michael Chandler. That will be the next man McGregor fights, not Aspinall. The heavyweight contender is currently healing up from a knee injury and is being a good sport about the whole thing.