In Lesnar’s case, he’s also a former UFC heavyweight champion who just recently returned two failed drug tests surrounding his fight with Mark Hunt in July, and McGregor put him on blast saying he was “juiced to the (expletive) gills” for the bout.
While Lesnar maintains that he rarely pays attention to anything said about him in the press, he clearly saw what McGregor had to say about him and the rest of the WWE superstars in recent comments aimed at the company.
So Lesnar unleashed an epic, expletive-ridden tirade aimed at McGregor while promoting his appearance at SummerSlam in New York this weekend.
“I take (expletive) bigger than that kid,” Lesnar said when speaking to Sam Roberts at the WWE media day in New York. “I know you guys all play (expletive) video games and you live in this (expletive) false sense of reality and (expletive). I’m 290 (expletive) pounds, all right? This guy’s 145 pounds and that’s if he’s lucky and gets up and eats his (expletive) Wheaties.”
(expletive) WWE out of it because I came to your arena and kicked ass. Now if you want and if you’re so (expletive) tough come to our arena and try to kick some ass.”
Lesnar’s irritation with McGregor certainly seemed genuine and he did not seem pleased with the comments the outspoken Irishman made about him or other performers like John Cena in recent weeks.
McGregor hasn’t backed off his repeated jabs at the WWE or the roster of performers who have constantly jabbed back at him through social media over the last few weeks.
Clearly, McGregor has more important issues to deal with right now as he faces Nate Diaz in the main event at UFC 202 on Saturday night, but it will be interesting to see what he has to say in response to Lesnar following this latest threat.