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In the world of boxing and mixed martial arts, aside from a brutal knockout, there's no sweeter punch than a hit to a fighter's ego. That's what MMA featherweight fighter Jeremy Stephens experienced last year when he tried to trash talk Conor McGregor at a press conference for UFC 205.
When the Irishman was asked who he thought was the most formidable opponent in the room, Stephens butted in, saying: "Right here, right here. The hardest hitting 145 pound, the real hardest hitting 145er right here. This guy TKOs people, when I knock people out they don't fucking move."
He looked pretty chuffed with himself, until McGregor turned around a replied: "Who the fuck is that guy?"
That wiped Stephens' smile right off his face. But instead of making a quick comeback, Jeremy decided to sit and wait for his moment.
- Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) September 21, 2017
Jeremy Stephens has posted a photo of him with Conor McGregor's mum, Margaret, with the hashtag #YourMomKnowsWhoDaFook. While it's a pretty savage comeback, one that's usually said between warring teenagers, most people are making the same joke.
Good comeback only took you a year
- Michael (@NagleAfc) September 21, 2017
The awkward moment you think of a great comeback a year after the actual event and you just say it anyway. #MoveOn :joy:
- JUST DAVE (@davep444) September 21, 2017
359 days for that come back. pic.twitter.com/DEHVuTWW8J
- Armin Tamzarian (@Ianobassman) September 21, 2017
one year later and Conor is still in your head:four_leaf_clover::flag_ie::crown: pic.twitter.com/qV76eNAVuA
- Sully (@jbsully3000) September 22, 2017
It's a shame it's taken this long for the comeback to come to fruition, because it would have been perfect had it happened straight after the press conference. Conor McGregor is yet to comment on the joke but you can't blame him if he misses the memo while on holiday.
The Irishman has been enjoying some time off since his record-breaking fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas. He jetted off to Ibiza for a friend's wedding before enjoying the luxuries of a huge superyacht that anchored near him.
He wrote on Instagram: "The 360 million dollar 'sailing yacht A' pulls up out the back garden this morning. 'Sailing yacht A', it's called.
"That's how you know the owner doesn't need to give a bollox about anything. Sailing yacht A. Most expensive yacht in the world. 360mill. Owned by a Russian billionaire. Google it. Crazy."
We'll save you the Google - it was commissioned in 2015, built in 2017, before being handed to its owner, Andrey Melnichenko, in May this year. And it's reportedly a bit more expensive than McGregor lets on - the yacht is believed to be more in the vicinity of $500 million (£376 million).
Ah, how the other half lives.
McGregor is weighing up his options for his next fight, as is Jeremy Stephens following his win over Gilbert Melendez. Maybe once the dust from this old beef has settled, the two can face off against each other in the octagon and then Conor might get to know who the fuck Stephens is.
Of course that would mean McGregor would have to go back to fighting at 145 pounds, but never say never.
Sources: MMA Weekly
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