Former UFC Champion Conor McGregor is no stranger to stirring controversy with his sharp tongue, but one WWE Superstar thinks his promo skills could use some work.
Earlier this week, McGregor took to social media in a now-deleted tweet and cut a short promo on Paul Heyman, stating:
“You’re barking up the wrong tree, Paul Heyman. I’ve lost count of the amount of bodies I’ve seen take their last breath. Watch your back for life.”
Current WWE NXT Superstar Dijak had a cutting response to the promo, informing McGregor that promo classes were every Thursday at the WWE Performance Center.
“Promo class is every Thursday at the @WWEPC bro.”
Promo class is every Thursday at the @WWEPC bro. https://t.co/wCgTlGEjam
— DIJAK (@DijakWWE) May 4, 2023
Dijak’s last match on NXT TV took place on the April 18th episode and saw him victorious over Apollo Crews. He’s currently embroiled in a feud with Ilja Dragunov and launched an attack on the former NXT UK Champion last week.
Paul Heyman Called Conor McGregor A “Roman Reigns Wannabe”
The war of words between McGregor and Heyman has been waging for weeks, ever since Heyman called McGregor a “Roman Reigns wannabe” after seeing him pose with both UFC and WWE title belts. In response, McGregor threatened to break Heyman’s jaw.
Speaking in an April interview with Ariel Helwani for BT Sport, Heyman opened up about the rivalry between the two of them, admitting that he picked the fight with the UFC star.
“I’m not a grandfather, but I appreciate the fact that I’m old enough to be one, number one, and I’m still thriving on top. I would like to see if Conor McGregor at 57 is still thriving at the very top of his entire industry. We’ll see if he’s even relevant at 57. We’ll see if he even lives to 57 with his lifestyle now, number two. Number three, it’s not that he tweeted to me, I picked the fight with him. Let’s be honest about this.
“He, as a Roman Reigns wannabe, did the Paul Heyman style, you know, title on each shoulder, and, you know, gave a shout out to himself, of course he did. You know, the ultimate self promoter in Conor McGregor, you know, standing nine feet tall and weighing 155 pounds and five foot four. So, with that in mind, I said, ‘Look at Conor McGregor, a Roman Reigns wannabe’, and of course, you know, he said, ‘Oh, be careful grandpa. I’ll break your jaw in three places.’”
Heyman went on to call McGregor a clown, saying he’s there for his amusement.
“He’s talking a good game but he isn’t coming after The Wise Man, and even if he did come after The Wise Man, what if I landed a lucky shot like the lucky shot he hit Aldo with? (Jose) Aldo clipped him and busted him open on a knockout punch that he threw. What if I had a lucky punch on Conor McGregor? Right? What if I did? If he beats me up, who cares? I’m a 57-year-old Wise Man. I’m a Jew boy from the Bronx. This is a tough fight for Conor McGregor?
“I don’t see him picking a fight With Roman Reigns, but then again, listen. You know, little people do what little minds tell them to do, and that’s okay, because I like the little guy. He’s funny to me. Like a clown. You know, like a clown. He’s here for my amusement.”
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