CONOR McGREGOR called Daniel Cormier a ‘fat fool’ – as the UFC legend says he will fight in the UFC next and NOT Manny Pacquiao.
McGregor had leaked private messages with UFC president Dana White, where he can be seen demanding several fights.
But Cormier, 41, questioned why the Irishman did not fill in for Khabib Nurmagomedov, 32, who pulled out of fighting Tony Ferguson, 36, in May.
McGregor, 32, responded: “I asked for May you fat fool, what you saying?
“I fought in January and tried to go again but was purposely held back to be an alternate for a July fight.
“Wait 7 whole f***ing months and “maybe” I’d get to fight? Are you stupid? What are you saying mate? I asked for May vs ANYONE!”
It comes after McGregor announced he would be boxing Manny Pacquiao, 41, in the Middle East.
Cormier again risked the wrath of The Notorious – who lost his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in 2017 – after DC said he could not beat PacMan.
Cormier told ESPN: “I think that he’ll build a great fight with Manny.
“I think it will be interesting, I think it will be intriguing to see whether or not he can compete at that level.
“Do I think he can? No, I think it’s a dangerous fight for him because Manny is so powerful.
“(McGregor) and Floyd fought at a very leisurely pace early, I don’t think Pacquiao has that ability, he’s going to go out there and try and knock his head off.”
The former heavyweight champion also predicted McGregor would come to terms with the UFC, cancelling the bout against Pacquiao, and will next fight in the octagon.
Cormier continued: “I think he’ll fight mixed martial arts, I do.
“I believe they’ll get it worked out. He’s such a good mixed martial artist, he’s such a great fighter.
“I think he’ll that fight where he’s going to find the most success and I think that’s in mixed martial arts.”