Conor McGregor is arguably one of the most controversial fighters in all of MMA, and he uses social media (all forms of it) as a tool to demonstrate that. In fact, I don't know if there's any fighter out there who is better at creating buzz around his fights like McGregor.
And now that UFC 197's card is set and McGregor is set to face off with Rafael dos Anjos for the Lightweight Championship Belt, what better time to kick off the shit-talking?
So he posted the following photo...
With the caption...
OFFICIAL FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT:
Conor McGregor Vs Rafael Dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight World Championship.
MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
LIVE ON PPV.
This McGregor Inc. executive business decision is brought to you by the King himself in association with EA Sports. 'McGregor is the Game.'
Mr. McGregor would like to thank the fans and the media for their patience in this decision.
Mr. McGregor was still busy counting the take from his last fight.
He has chosen to dedicate this demolition job to the loyal people of Brazil and all the fans around the globe who stay true to their roots and loyal to their land.
Mr. McGregor has said that Rafael is a traitor to his people and vows to "behead the 'American Gringo' Rafael Dos Anjos, in the name of La Brasilia!"
Viva la Brasil!
See you all in Las Vegas, March 5th!!!
The King returns!
This post is hilarious. The image used is perfect, the tone and content of the post is perfect, and the racial and nationalistic aspects of the post are sure to ruffle some feathers.
All in all I have to give this post an A+. I can't wait to see how dos Anjos and his camp will respond.