Conor McGregor responds to Ben Askren – Who fires more shots

Former two-divisional champ Conor McGregor got wind of Ben Askren's attacks on Twitter, responding, and opening up for another barrage

Yesterday MMAnytt reported on former Bellator and ONE Championship Ben Askren taking aim at Conor McGregor. This was prompted by McGregor calling for a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, causing Askren to go on a tirade on Twitter. In several different posts, Askren laid into McGregor, and amongst other things posted that the latter “got his ass beat for 18 minutes”.

Now the Irishman has responded.


Askren began his first Twitter post writing: “Let’s be serious @TheNotoriousMMA made too much money to ever have the desire to train at world champ level.” This prompted a short response from McGregor, reminding the reader of one of recent cinemas most celebrated villains.

This garnered a comeback from Askren, who brought up McGregor’s recent controversies.

As of now Askren is booked to face Demian Maia in the main event at UFC Singapore, on October 26th. Askren will be looking to return to the win column since his brutal KO loss to Jorge Masvidal earlier this year. Meanwhile McGregor’s fighting future is uncertain. While he seems to be nearing a comeback at every turn nothing substantial has materialised, and most of the top names in the lightweight division already have fights booked. Former foe Dustin Poirier, however, has opened up for a rematch with McGregor.

Who would you like to see Conor McGregor return against?

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for