Conor McGregor Has Gone in Hard on Georges St. Pierre’s Head Coach Firas Zahabi… After the Tristar Legend Explained How The Method to Beat McGregor Has Been Discovered, McGregor Responded Furiously…
It’s been a busy start to 2019 for Conor McGregor. His whiskey business is continuing to expand across the world, while his newborn child also just came into the world. That hasn’t stopped him from being active on social media and abusing his critics.
One of those is Firas Zahabi. Best known as Georges St. Pierre’s head coach, Zahabi is one of the most respected MMA coaches on the planet. His most famous student is the greatest welterweight fighter of all time, while Zahabi is a brilliant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in his own right.
However, after Zahabi picked Max Holloway to beat Conor McGregor in a rematch, ‘The Notorious’ did not take to his comments kindly. He responded with a furious tweet which you can see below.
Hey firaz. Young man afraid to get in and fight, himself. Stop talking about me like you know me, you twerp.
You are what age? Why are not in there yourself? Are you not up to it?
You rent dorms and hit a clock for a living.
Shut your pie, kid.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 9, 2019
Clearly, McGregor has very little respect for Zahabi. He also isn’t amused by the way that Georges St. Pierre is refusing to commit to an octagon return. So this was easy ammunition for ‘The Notorious’ to use against his top trainer. McGregor wrote:
“Hey firaz. Young man afraid to get in and fight, himself. Stop talking about me like you know me, you twerp. You are what age? Why are not in there yourself? Are you not up to it? You rent dorms and hit a clock for a living. Shut your pie, kid.”
As speculation continues to mount around Max Holloway’s future at featherweight, his name has naturally been mentioned as a possible next opponent for McGregor at 155lbs. The pair met back in 2013, with McGregor grinding out a dominant decision, despite tearing his ACL. He outstruck Holloway in the early rounds and took him to the ground after that.
Now though, Holloway is a different fight. He’s a dominant champion with nobody looking like they can beat him at featherweight. That’s why Zahabi believes the Hawaiian would have an advantage in a rematch, telling Bloody Elbow:
“If I had to pick Max Holloway vs. McGregor today, I would pick Max Holloway. I think Holloway has grown leaps and bounds since then. In my opinion, Holloway would out-punch him, outwork him. He would do very much what Diaz did, but more. I think McGregor got away with a lot of stuff, like the leg kicks against Diaz, but I don’t think he’ll have that against Holloway.”
Will we ever see Georges St. Pierre in an octagon again? It’s a really difficult question to answer. It’s believed that he wants to have a shot at the lightweight title but the UFC doesn’t want him to walk away again without defending it if he wins.
Meanwhile, McGregor is taking some time to recalibrate after a tough loss to Khabib Nurmagamedov in 2017. One more win will get him another shot at the champion, with the likes of Al Iaquinta, Dustin Poirier, Holloway and ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone all linked to fights against the Irishman.