The original double champ in the UFC, Conor McGregor, didn’t find it fighting for Kelvin Gastelum to hold UFC gold despite not getting a shot to earn it.
Gastelum was all set for his maiden attempt at the 185 pounds scrap. However, his opponent Robert Whittaker pulled out at the eleventh hour citing hernia in his abdomen. This resulted in him removed completely off of the UFC 234 card.
Initially Gastelum was sympathetic with his ailing adversary. However later in the evening he conducted an interview declaring himself the middleweight champion on account of forfeit by his opponent. He also had a newly designed UFC belt around his shoulder, which didn’t sit very well with “The Notorious One”.
Shortly after the conclusion of UFC 234, McGregor wrote on Twitter, “Why is that worm holding the 185 lb. belt? There are worms crawling on his skin!”
Why is that worm holding the 185lb belt? There are worms crawling on his skin! It was absolutely ludicrous to even consider allowing him to compete. Let alone now walk around the arena shaking our fans hands.
Someone sort this, this instant. And sterilize that belt.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 10, 2019
McGregor comments are in reference to rumours that Gastelum appeared to have some sort of infection based on marks on and around his face.
“It was absolutely ludicrous to even consider allowing him to compete. Let alone now walk around the arena shaking our fans hands.” McGregor continued. “Someone sort this, this instant.
“And sterilize that belt. Immediately.”
McGregor also applauded the performance of Anderson Silva after his fight and hinted at the possibility of a mega fight in Brazil.
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