Conor McGregor is still on the long road to recovery after suffering a catastrophic ankle break at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier. Since the injury, the Irishman has provided his social media followers with updates on his recovery process.
Being the biggest draw in the sport does come with its downfalls—one of those being in the firing range to critics and trolls. After McGregor’s latest video of himself hitting pads at Crumlin Boxing Club in Dublin, Henry Cejudo quickly assessed McGregor’s boxing skills. Cejudo insinuated the former two-division champion doesn’t know what he’s doing.
Henry Cejudo criticizes Conor McGregor
“Everything is done naked,” Cejudo wrote. “No fakes, no faints, no level changes. But you think your [sic] going to get a different result. You work to [sic] much on combinations where you should be working entries, set ups, and setting traps. Just a tip from the goat.”
Conor McGregor is an individual who holds his boxing abilities close to his chest, having attained knockout victories proudly across three different weight classes. It was no surprise that “The Notorious” was quick to strike back.
McGregor responds to Cejudo
“The opening punches are the traps/feints/fakes,” McGregor responded. “You ever hear or see that before? Your little feints won’t draw me out, kid. But pump a few real shots you might get a response. You are a little fat novice with about 2 ko’s [sic]. At bantam. I’ve 20. Across 3 divisions. Quiet, you bum!”
It’s not the first time the pair have gone back and forth on Twitter, having thrown shade before. There is no real backstory as to why, but it’s entertaining for fans of both men.
McGregor’s return is still unknown. However, the 33-year-old and UFC president Dana White disclosed he is anticipating a return in the Summer. It’s unclear what weight McGregor will fight at on his UFC return due to the substantial weight gain while on the sidelines.
Henry Cejudo, on the other hand, has been retired since 2022. The ‘King of Cringe’ has now fallen into the coaching role and will be in the corner of Chan Sung Jung this Saturday for his featherweight title against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 273.
What do you make of the Conor McGregor and Henry Cejudo beef? Harmless fun, or a real heated hatred?