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Conor McGregor challenges PJ Gallagher and Paul McGrath to ‘2 vs 1 boxing match’

The Notorious has been kicking off at the comedian and football star on Twitter over the past few days, and even “barred” the latter from all three of his Dublin pubs.

Conor McGregor poses during a Las Vegas weigh-in back in 2017.© Getty Images

Neasa CumiskeySunday World

Conor McGregor has challenged PJ Gallagher and Paul McGrath to a “2 vs 1 boxing match” to put an end to their public online feud.

The Notorious has been kicking off at the comedian and football star on Twitter over the past few days, and even “barred” the latter from all three of his Dublin pubs.

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, McGregor further fuelled the flames between himself and the pair as he called Gallagher a “weasel” and McGrath a “f**kin spa.”

When a fan suggested he and Gallagher settle their dispute over a glass of McGregor’s whiskey brand, Proper No 12, the 34-year-old was unimpressed and claimed Gallagher was a hypocrite.

“Why should I? He attempted to publicly rally people against me with a disgraceful insult and out of nowhere too, all while being an advocate for mental health in the press. It is the height of hypocrisy. I don’t know him. Never spoke on him once in my life,” he wrote.

Irish comedian PJ Gallagher has been open about his mental health struggles. Photo: Mark Condren

The fighter then responded to another follower who said that “insulting the great one (Paul McGrath) is unacceptable”.

McGregor fired back at the fan as he unleashed a tirade on McGrath, announcing that he was banned from entering all three of his Dublin pubs: The Black Forge Inn in Crumlin, The Marble Arch in Drimnagh, and The Waterside in Howth.

In two now-deleted tweets, he said: “McGrath backed PJ, said I was a bully. Yet I was attacked first. He then said I need God. McGrath isn’t even allowed in pubs in the area where he lives. My area, Dublin 12. He is barred from The Gate Bar pub. It’s just hypocritical all round. Will be leaving it behind shortly.

“Ooh aah, Paul McGrath he’s barred from The Gate Bar for been a f**kin spa. Ha ha. Best stay out of it Paul, I bully no one. I just come back at people when they try and bully me. End of. Also, you’re barred from all my pubs as well now.”

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McGregor then announced that he was prepared to fight Gallagher and McGrath in the ring for charity.

“I challenge PJ and Paul McGrath to 2 vs 1 boxing match in aid of mental health and anti bullying organizations,” he wrote.

Things got heated on Saturday when McGregor caught wind of a comment Gallagher made about him online, where he said that he wouldn’t mind if British people claimed the UFC star as their own.

McGregor then mocked Gallagher’s battle with mental health issues, tweeting that he was “crying in the paper ‘bout depression” as he called him a “sad b*stard” and a “sad pox of a thing” before added that Gallagher had the “posture of a prawn”.

The actor responded by joking: “Excuse me! It took years of hard work and awkward walking to get the posture of a prawn. I am delicious!”

Irish football legend Paul McGrath then swooped in to defend Gallagher, writing: “PJ take no notice of bullies, you’re loved by everyone.

"Whatever you do, don’t let him get the better of ya pal. Stay well. Top man. @pjgallagher @TheNotoriousMMA."

He later added: “Conor you need to find GOD and when you do knock on my door I will have the kettle on for ya… my good friend.”

McGregor then hit back at McGrath, referring to him as “English” before writing: “If someone comes at me I am going to fire back.

"What don't you get? I didn't start any of this. It was me being bullied originally. Yet you come online to call me a bully.

"Leave me alone. Bullies the lot of ya's (sic)! I have mental health too!"

"Irish and proud whether they like it or not!" he added, referencing Gallagher’s original comment.

And on Monday, McGrath revealed that the fighter had blocked him on Twitter by sharing a snap on his Instagram story.

“Christmas ruined,” he joked.


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