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The 35-year-old MMA fighter was ruthlessly put down by McGregor when he called him out during a UFC 205 press conference in 2016.
McGregor savaged Stephens during his trash-talking callout by famously asking, "Who the fuck is that guy?"
Stephens, who has won 28 fights in 48 matches, has now reignited his rivalry with the 33-year-old Irishman.
Lil Heathen claims that it is time for McGregor to step into the octagon with him as he put forward his case on Twitter.
Stephens tweeted: "Just thinking... the true fight to make is me and Connor.
"He broke his ankle, someone dove for my ankle. We both like to fight and keep it standing. Both power both different.
"Plus I like to calve kick and have wide range of KO's [sic]."
Stephens, who made his return to lightweight in 2021, hasn't won inside the octagon since his clash with Josh Emmett at UFC on Fox 28 in 2018.
The UFC fighter has lost five of his last six fights with the MMA organisation, with his first fight against Yair Rodriguez ending in a no-contest result.
McGregor, meanwhile, has now suffered back-to-back defeats to UFC rival Dustin Poirier.
The Notorious' hope of avenging his UFC 257 defeat was dashed after he suffered a horrific first-round leg break against Poirier at UFC 264.
McGregor claimed that he was injured ahead of his UFC 264 clash and posted 'proof' on social media to dismiss his detractors' claims.
UFC president Dana White has since revealed that the former featherweight and lightweight champ has "chronic arthritis in his ankles."
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has dismissed McGregor's injury claims, saying they would never let someone compete if they "knowingly had information a fighter wasn't fit to fight."
McGregor underwent successful surgery on his injury, but White has confirmed that the future Hall of Famer would be out of action for some time.
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