Retired MMA star Conor McGregor took to Twitter on Friday to post screenshots of a DM conversation he had with UFC President Dana White in February regarding a fight with Tony Ferguson.
In the DM exchange, McGregor said he wanted to fight in Los Angeles in May and also said he didn't want to be a "step in" for UFC 249 in case either Tony Ferguson or Khabib Nurmagomedov had to pull out of their scheduled fight (warning: contains profanity):
UFC 249 was originally supposed to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in April with a headline fight of Ferguson vs. Khabib.
Also, with Khabib stuck in Russia amid the pandemic, the main event became an interim UFC lightweight title fight between Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, which Gaethje won by technical knockout.
McGregor noted that by tweeting the DM conversation, he was trying to prove that the narrative of him ducking a fight against Ferguson was false.