"Coming from a guy who built a career copying my persona..."
Ric Flair has hit back at Conor McGregor after the UFC featherweight champion made critical comments about WWE's wrestlers.
The Dubliner who has since tweeted to say that he didn't mean to disrespect fans of WWE, had said "I haven’t really thought about [fighting in the WWE]. For the most part, those WWE guys are p*****s. They’re messed up p*****s if you ask me."
The later clarification was followed by another dig however:
I didn't mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I'd slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday's.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 7, 2016
McGregor's comments came to the attention of former wrestler Ric Flair who had a go back, including an accusation that the MMA fighter had copied his persona:
Coming from a guy who built a career copying my persona, I expected the type of class we get from Ronda or Anderson. pic.twitter.com/iVoC0Xva5g— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 7, 2016
After Diaz finishes you again, I dare you to try guys like Dolph, Brock, or Fit.— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 7, 2016
Oh you're welcome for your gimmick pic.twitter.com/0qziVjlMav
If anyone doubts whether or not Doloh could tie Conor in a knot, do yourself a favor and Google his accomplishments pic.twitter.com/h7mitMeBXn— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 7, 2016