Kelvin Gastelum has fired back at Conor McGregor after the Irishman took shots at him for pulling out of UFC Vegas 67.
Gastelum was set to headline UFC Vegas 67 on Saturday against Nassourdine Imavov which was going to be his first fight in well over a year. Unfortunately, on fight week it was revealed that Gastelum suffered a mouth injury that forced him to pull out.
After the news came out, Gastelum took to social media to share a picture of his mouth as well as a video of the doctors sewing his teeth back on. Shortly thereafter, McGregor ripped Gastelum for his injury and accused him of trying to fight with staph again.
“Absolute scruff this thing is. that’s full-on staph infection all over his f*****g face,” McGregor said about Gastelum. “A full f*****g hole omg and it’s his second time to attempt to enter competition like this. wtf! clean your mats. wash yourself. f*****g go to the doctor! Scruff.”
Now, after McGregor’s comments, Gastelum finally responded and took a shot at the Irishman saying he is suing coke and steroids.
Relax u lil leprechaun.
The coke and steroids are kicking in. https://t.co/7DJuzJj4vC
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) January 10, 2023
“Relax u lil leprechaun. The coke and steroids are kicking in,” Gastelum tweeted.
With Kelvin Gastelum suffering the injury, it’s uncertain when he will be able to return or who he will fight. He’s currently on a two-fight losing streak having lost back-to-back fights to Jared Cannonier and Robert Whittaker. Although Gastelum is just 1-5 in his last six, he’s still ranked 13th at middleweight as he has only lost to fighters ranked in the top 10. His last win, however, came back at UFC 258 in February of 2021 against Ian Heinisch.
Conor McGregor, meanwhile, has not fought since UFC 264 in July of 2021 when he broke his leg against Dustin Poirier. Similar to Gastelum, it’s uncertain when and who he will face in his return.
What did you make of Kelvin Gastelum’s response to Conor McGregor?