Whether it’s a UFC championship or a meme, Conor McGregor is always looking for a fight. It appears as though he’s found one former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. After Weidman broke his leg a few months ago, McGregor posted a meme on Twitter that painted Conor as the tougher of the two fighters after they were both injured.

The meme, which also shaded Anderson Silva, caused Weidman to go off on the Irish fighter. He addressed the meme on his Won’t Back Down podcast. Needless to say, Chris wasn’t thrilled with McGregor over the whole thing.

“He just put up some meme thing, I guess, you know. It’s a picture of me face down after I broke my leg, Anderson Silva with him screaming in pain when he broke his leg, and then it’s a picture of Conor McGregor.

His leg’s broken. He’s talking to Joe Rogan. And he writes something like, ‘It’s not about what happens to you in life. It’s about how you deal with it moving forward.’ And it’s kind of like a slap in the face to me and Anderson Silva, like he handled pain and adversity in that moment better than we did.”

Weidman’s analysis suggests that the intention of McGregor’s post was not obvious to him. Conor is notorious for trolling other fighters on social media. He clearly wanted to get a rise out of Weidman, and he got exactly what he was looking for.

Conor McGregor broke his leg in the first round of his fight with Dustin Poirier at FC 264. Weidman’s break happened at UFC 261 in a bout with Uriah Hall that ended seventeen seconds into the fight. If McGregor is looking for an MMA fight, he’s going to need to gain some serious weight. Conor currently clocks in at 155 lbs, The middleweight division goes from 171 to 185 lbs.

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Michael Perry

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