Mere days after announcing his retirement from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, mixed martial artist Conor McGregor has challenged famous actor Mark Wahlberg to a fight over the latter’s UFC shares, delivering this declaration via social media.
In his 30 March tweet, McGregor described Wahlberg as a "Hollywood actress", promising to "smack him and his 4 brothers around".
"It wouldn’t be the first crew of brothers i’ve smacked around. Check the history books. The UFC history books", The Notorious boasted.
I’ve decided to challenge Hollywood actress Mark Walhberg next.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) 31 марта 2019 г.
A fight for all the shares!
I’ll smack him and his 4 brothers around.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) 31 марта 2019 г.
It wouldn’t be the first crew of brothers i’ve smacked around.
Check the history books.
The UFC history books. https://t.co/CEWc1JmL1y
Many social media users, however, appeared puzzled and amused by McGregor’s words rather than taking his challenge seriously.
Damn that whiskey really hits you— David "Finest" Alvarez (@finest98) 31 марта 2019 г.
According to the Sun, McGregor has long sought to become a business partner with the UFC, and in 2016, Wahlberg said he’d be willing to give the Irishman some of his shares but later rescinded the offer.