Conor McGregor vs Saul Alvarez: War of Words Erupts Between UFC Fighter and Boxing Champion

Conor McGregor vs Saul Alvarez: War of Words Erupts Between UFC Fighter and Boxing Champion

Byron Pillay
updated at October 18, 2023 at 3:40 PM
  • Conor McGregor is no stranger to picking fights online with other combat sports athletes
  • McGregor fired a shot at Saul Alvarez, saying that he landed more punches than the boxer
  • Alvarez and McGregor's war of words continues online as they trade jibes back and forth

Conor McGregor is at it again.

The Irish MMA fighter, who is known for talking smack, has once again engaged in a social media feud with a boxer.

Saul Canelo Alvarez and Conor McGregor.
Super Middleweight champion Saul Alvarez and former UFC champion Conor McGregor are engaged in a war of words online. Image: Al Bello/ Stacy Revere.
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As noted by The Mirror, McGregor is now engaged in a war of words with reigning Super Middleweight champion, Saul Alvarez.

The Irishman is no stranger to feuding with boxers and previously got into the ring with Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.

How McGregor started beefing with Canelo

The war of words between the two started after McGregor commented on footage of the 2013 bout between Alvarez and Mayweather.

The Irishman mocked Canelo’s performance, saying that he landed more shots on Money than the Mexican did. His chirp didn’t sit well with the boxing great, who responded to the jibe.

Conor loves picking fights online

Alvarez isn’t the first, nor will he be the last, to have McGregor pick on him online.

As noted by Business Insider, McGregor previously tried to troll Jake Paul online but was shut down by the YouTuber-turned-boxer.

He also picked a fight with Jorge Masvidal once, but was shut down brutally by Kamaru Usman on that occasion, The Sun noted.

McGregor the menace at Joshua's fight

McGregor has a way of making headlines, no matter where he is and has developed a reputation for making things about himself, even when he isn’t the main attraction.

The Irish MMA fighter did this once again with his antics at the 02 Arena in London where the UK's Anthony Joshua was taking on Robert Helenius, Sports Brief reported.

McGregor knocks out NBA mascot

McGregor is not the most popular person in Miami at the moment. The UFC star attended Game 4 of the NBA finals, when the Denver Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 108-95.

As Sports Brief reported, he made headlines during the game when he stepped onto the court during a timeout in the third quarter and knocked out the Heat’s mascot.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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