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MMA Fighter Conor McGregor Says “I’D Whoop Jesus’s A##”


In December, MMA fighter Conor McGregor caused a stir by saying he would “whoop Jesus’s a##.”

“Me versus Jesus in the Octagon? I tell you what, there’s not a man alive that can beat me,” McGregor said.  “But Jesus ain’t alive so I don’t bleeping know, maybe he can come back from the dead, I don’t know.”

Fast forward to yesterday’s news conference for UFC 197 in Las Vegas, where McGregor is vying for Rafael dos Anjos’ belt on March 5.

A reporter asked dos Anjos, of Christian faith, what he thought of McGregor’s comments of ‘whooping Jesus.’

“He has no respect for anybody,” dos Anjos said.  “I’m just a sinner in Jesus’s hand and on March 5th he will see what a sinner can do.”

McGregor responded, “Me and Jesus are cool.  I’m cool with all the gods.  Gods recognize gods.”

Two answers may be revealed to McGregor on March 5;

1. dos Anjos is up for the challenge.

2. Jesus ain’t dead.

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