Michael Bisping is giving Conor McGregor a new person to launch a Twitter tirade on.
Bisping was discussing McGregor’s weekend scuffle with rapper Machine Gun Kelly at the MTV VMAs at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York when he suggested the former two-division champion was likely out of his mind on pain pills when he got involved in the altercation.
The former UFC middleweight champion made the comments on a recent episode of his “Believe You Me” podcast.
“I’ve been there,” Bisping said, as transcribed by MMAjunkie.com. “I mean, I’ve not been there doing that at the MTV f*cking music awards. What I mean is that I’ve had surgery, and the medication that they give you, you lose your f*cking mind. I think a lot of that was (Sunday) because he was out of his mind, on the pain pills because that’s how it goes.
“They make you very f*cking antsy, very erratic, very angry. Me and Callum, Callum is the calmest kid ever. Callum was f*cking arguing with everything I was saying when he had surgery. They kind of make you like that. I don’t know. I’m not making excuses for him, but just from what I saw, I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ve had that feeling before.’”
McGregor, who is currently recovering from a devastating leg injury during his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264, has spent the months since launching feuds with different UFC personalities online. McGregor is expected to be out of action until the second quarter of 2022. When he does return to the cage, he will be looking to bounce back in a big way and get his career back on track.
With his latest loss to Poirier, the brash Irishman dropped to 3-4 since beating Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship in 2016. McGregor has won just one fight in the past five years and is just 1-4 in the UFC at 155-pounds.