Conor McGregor challenges PJ Gallagher and Paul McGrath to 2 vs 1 charity boxing match following Twitter spat

Conor McGregor’s spat with PJ Gallagher and Paul McGrath could evolve from Twitter to the boxing ring.

It all began when Irishman McGregor was ranked in the top five active British UFC fighters by ESPN’s Laura Sanko.

McGregor has never been one to back down from a Twitter spat

McGregor has never been one to back down from a Twitter spat

And he certainly didn't appreciate Gallagher's quip

And he certainly didn’t appreciate Gallagher’s quip

On the rankings, comedian Gallagher said: “Normally this kind of thing winds me up but they can have this lad.”

McGregor took offence to this and hit out at Gallagher, saying: “PJ Gallagher, you little sad pox of a thing. Sit up right and smile for a change will you?

“You sad little c*** hahahaha, wife left you an [sic] all and yours [sic] crying in the paper [sic] bout depression, posture like a prawn. Sad b******. I am Ireland. Don’t forget it. There’s blood on my flag useesoo.”

But former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland player Paul McGrath did not think this was very fair from McGregor and so stood up for Gallagher with a tweet of his own.

“PJ, take no notice of bullies,” McGrath said. “You’re loved by everyone. Whatever you do, don’t let him get the better than ya pal. Stay well, top man.”

McGrath and McGregor then went back and forth for a while on Twitter before the former two weight UFC champion decided the matter needed to be taken off social media and settled in a boxing ring.

Former Republic of Ireland international McGrath was not willing to let McGregor take shots at Gallagher

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Former Republic of Ireland international McGrath was not willing to let McGregor take shots at Gallagher


“I challenge PJ and Paul McGrath to 2 vs 1 boxing match in aid of mental health and anti-bullying organisations,” McGregor said.

He wasn’t done there though, as he also responded to a few fans on Twitter, after one suggested that he and Gallagher shake hands and make up because it’s Christmas.

“Why should I?” McGregor responded. “He attempted to publicly rally people against me with a disgraceful insult and out of nowhere too, all while being an advocate for mental health in the press.

“It is the height of hypocrisy. I don’t know him. Never spoke on him once in my life.”

Another fan commented that Gallagher thought he could get away with a ‘cheeky little insult’, but McGregor said it was ‘more than an insult’ to him.

“It also wasn’t the first time he’s taken shots at me,” McGregor added. “Just the first time I responded. But, I suppose he has mental health issues so I guess he has a free pass to insult me ​​publicly.”

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