It took Stephens a year, but he’s finally unleashed a burn worthy of McGregor.
Conor McGregor doesn’t just destroy fighters in the cage, he wrecks them handily during media appearances and over the internet as well. It doesn’t even have to be his next opponent … there’s more than enough McGregor-isms for everyone. A perfect example of this? When Jeremy Stephens tried to call Conor out during a UFC 205 press conference.
“Who the f**k is that guy?” McGregor asked. “Who the f**k is that?”
It was an epic burn, and the words have earned their place in the common lexicon of MMA fans around the world. Other fighters have even pulled the quote out to diss Jeremy. Stephens was never able to put together a retort that managed to gain any traction … until now.
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) September 21, 2017
The featherweight fighter just put up a photo looking rather chummy with Conor’s mother Margaret, captioned #YourMomKnowsWhoDaFook. It only took him a year, but Stephens finally got one back at McGregor.
Stephens is coming off an impressive win over Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215 where he destroyed the former #1 lightweight’s leg with a series of kicks and earned a lopsided 30-26, 30-26, and 30-25 decision. It’s a return to form after a two loss skid, but Stephens has never been known for putting together long strings of victories.
That may keep him out of the 145 pound title picture, but this picture with McGregor’s mum may put him in contention for a shot at “The Notorious.”