Rio Ferdinand weighs in on Conor McGregor's latest feud with a UFC heavyweight

Fabricio Werdum and Conor McGregor have been having a war of words in recent months

BY Adrian Collins 12:47 Tuesday 9 February 2016, 12:47 9 Feb 2016

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Rio Ferdinand is calling on Conor McGregor to sort out heavyweight Fabricio Werdum after a spat emerged between the two. 

Werdum and McGregor have been talking about each other in recent weeks after Werdum claimed that the featherweight champion had approached Rafael Cordeiro's Kings MMA gym about training there, and possibly leaving his SBG team behind. 

McGregor dismissed those reports, saying "why would I want to train at that bum gym?", but the hatchet has not been buried between the two. 

The feud was reignited after McGregor called Werdum out in his MMA awards acceptance speech, saying "you've got the heavyweight champion [Werdum] who's a pussy, pulling out with a sore toe. How's the heavyweight champion going to pull out with a sore toe? What kind of champion is that?". 

Werdum wasn't going to take that lying down however, and he put together a rather rough photoshop afterwards that featured him and McGregor. 

The picture, as football fans will recognise, was based on an image that featured Carlos Tevez and Rio Ferdinand, and the former Manchester United player got involved on Twitter, calling on McGregor to "sort this fella out" as a result of the fact he was dragging up the old image yet again.

One thing's for sure, no matter the division, everyone is looking to get their name into the headlines next to the Irish star. 


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