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Big boys Conor McGregor branded a 'little rich weirdo' by former MMA star Chael Sonnen

'Conor, to be fair, is still а big draw, but he's working against himself. He's acting strangely. Is this the kind of person he wants to be?'

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Conor has been branded a 'little rich weirdo' by former MMA star Chael Sonnen

Conor has been branded a 'little rich weirdo' by former MMA star Chael Sonnen

Conor has been branded a 'little rich weirdo' by former MMA star Chael Sonnen

Conor McGregor and former MMA star Chael Sonnen have exchanged virtual online blows after Sonnen described the Dubliner as a "little rich weirdo”. 

Sonnen who retired in 2019 after a high profile career is well-known for his trash talking and he didn’t hold back in a recent episode of The American Gangster's ESPN+ weekly series, 'The Chael Sonnen Show With Jorge Sedano'.

Sonnen, who made his name as mixed martial artist, slammed the Irishman for his Twitter to comments about several other UFC fighters.

Conor is eager to get back into the octagon as soon as possible, but will not be able to return to action until later in 2022 after suffering a leg break in his defeat to Dustin Poirier in July.

Sonnen was asked by Sedano about a video which showed McGregor pacing around a room as he watched his former opponent, Max Holloway, fight inside the Octagon.

Sonnen said: "Conor is on the verge of becoming а little rich weirdo.

"It's the last thing I wanted for him, he's posting things, then deleting them.

"Conor isn't going to step in with Max [Holloway] any more than he was with the guy from last week, the week before, or whoever he pulls out of his hat for next week. He'll have to take care of himself. I've got to give the troll everything I've got.

"As a former troll, I understand.

"If they're in the UFC, you didn't step foot in it, you didn't throw a single punch, and you can steal a headline on ESPN+, you're doing something right."

"Dustin Poirier, who has already smаshed him twice, is mentioned. Conor, to be fair, is still a big draw, but he's working against himself. He's acting strangely. Is this the kind of person he wants to be?

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"A man screaming at a television while walking around without his shirt on. Come on, you know what I'm talking about. To be fair, it was one thing when you were 22 years old, but as a husband and father, you're a bit of a jerk."

McGregor retaliated to Sonnen's comments on Twitter with the words, "says the little broke weirdo hahahahhahaha".

The Twitter dialogue between McGregor and Sonnen continued, with the latter mocking the Irishman's whiskey business, prompting another response from the Crumlin man.

“It's not too late to stay off my radar,” Sonnel taunted, “Just put down the shot-glass of awful bottom-shelf whiskey, turn off your phone, and back outta the big-boy saloon niiiice n' sloooow...”

“Just set up the tripod, in the corner of your boxroom, and tell your 2 views the promo code for the window sheen,” McGregor retorted.

But Sonnen wouldn’t let it go, adding: “Oh; And leave a nice heartfelt apology on the table as you exit."

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