Conor McGregor, also known as “The Notorious,” is a professional mixed martial artist from Ireland. The former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion has a net worth of $200 million as of 2023. The Irishman, an iconic figure of the UFC, commented on the unexpected altercation between Jarmall Charlo and Caleb Plant backstage.
The brawl took place during the weigh-in for the highly anticipated fight between Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. McGregor expressed his surprise and disgust with Charlo’s lack of response to Plant’s slap in now-deleted remarks on social media. The incident went viral, leaving admirers perplexed about what caused it. McGregor’s fiery remarks increased the suspense, and both fighters’ entourages got caught up in the uproar.
Conor McGregor’s reaction to Caleb Plant slapping Jarmall Charlo
A backstage altercation overshadowed the weigh-in for the much-awaited fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford. Caleb Plant, the former IBF super middleweight champion, landed a powerful hit on current WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo, causing a disturbance among their entourages.
When the video of the event went viral, fans were perplexed as to what had caused the altercation. Former UFC double champion Conor McGregor responded to the incident on social media in a now-deleted tweet.
Conor McGregor reacts to the video of Caleb Plant hitting Jermall Charlo today… pic.twitter.com/lOfKugsYSr
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) July 29, 2023
McGregor criticized Charlo for his lack of reaction to Plant’s slap, saying that the conflict should have been resolved there and then. He ridiculed Charlo for not instantly retaliating after being hit and questioned the course of events that allowed Plant to leave following the altercation. The Irishman’s tweets demonstrated his fiery and opinionated attitude, which further drew attention to the situation.
Conor McGregor UFC return update
According to McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, the Irish boxer won’t be returning to the octagon until 2024. Since sustaining a leg injury in a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier in July 2021, McGregor has been out of commission for two years. He has not competed as a result of this injury, and his absence from the USADA testing pool is also apparent since he has not provided a sample for 2023.
Conor McGregor’s UFC return set to be delayed until NEXT YEAR as manager admits he’s ‘looking for’ 2024 returnhttps://t.co/hPyORGk3yz
— Sun Sport (@SunSport) July 25, 2023
The manager said, they are in touch with USADA and the UFC and are committed to conducting business ethically and McGregor‘s team wants to assure his proper and clean return to the sport. While there have been talks regarding a possible 2023 comeback and a welterweight match against Michael Chandler, it seems like McGregor’s return will be in 2024.
In addition to his manager’s statement, UFC President Dana White has stated that Conor McGregor might still return to the UFC this year, despite the fact that he has already missed the statutory deadline to re-enter USADA’s drug testing pool. The UFC President said, “Who Cares What USADA Says?”
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