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Conor McGregor quickly deletes tweet after shock UFC 298 result

Conor McGregor quickly deletes tweet after shock UFC 298 result

Conor McGregor took to X to share his predictions ahead of UFC 298 but quickly removed the post.

Conor McGregor kept up his tradition of deleting tweets on X after UFC 298.

The Notorious fighter turned in for the latest UFC card and beforehand, posted his predictions for the bouts.

McGregor claimed that Ian Garry would beat Geoff Neal inside the first round and that Robert Whittaker's scrap with Paulo Costa and Merab Dvalishvili's encounter with Henry Cejudo would both go the distance.

He was also adamant that Alex Volkanovski would take some early punishment but ultimately knock out Ilia Topuria in two rounds.

He wrote: "Awesome night of UFC fights tonight. Garry is going to run through Geoff in the first round. Volk will get hurt early but come back and KO Ilia. Over in 2 rounds. Costa and Whittaker will have a good three-round exchange as will Merab and Henry. Have a good evening everyone."

McGregor was right about the two fights going all the way but his main event prediction went the opposite way as Topuria, who copied the Irishman's belt antics in the press conference, finished Volkanovski in the second round to become UFC featherweight champion.

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Image: Getty

Garry did win but only on a split decision as opposed to in the first round like McGregor said.

As McGregor often does, he later deleted the tweet from his account.

Topuria is now 15-0 professionally in MMA and immediately called out McGregor after his win.

The Spanish-Georgian got on the microphone and said: "And Conor McGregor, if you still have some balls, I will be waiting for you in Spain."

He would later say that he would fight McGregor at any weight in the press conference, though it didn't take long for the ex two-weight champion to respond.

He said: "I have huge balls, I've four kids."

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Image: Getty

McGregor has not been seen in the Octagon since his defeat to Dustin Poirier in 2021, with Dana White admitting that a shin injury, acting commitments and the fact he does not need money, is preventing UFC's biggest superstar from returning.

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Topics: Conor McGregor, UFC, Alexander Volkanoski