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Fighter Conor McGregor intensified his presence on the tabletop gaming platform Duelbits by holding a live broadcast, where he not only showed off his gaming skills, but also directed sharp criticism at his UFC rivals.

The partnership between McGregor and Duelbits has reached new heights, with the Irish fighter hosting an exclusive tournament on the platform.

Exclusive tournament at Duelbits

With a prize pool of $150,000 on the line, participants who bet $100 or more had a chance to win cash prizes and special giveaways.

During the broadcast, McGregor didn’t mince words as he took aim at prominent UFC names, including Kamaru Usman and Ilia Topuria, while also criticizing Leon Edwards for his decisions in previous fights.

The former lightweight and featherweight champion did not fail to provoke Khabib Nurmagomedov, his former rival, predicting the Russian fighter’s possible return to the sport soon.

Despite the provocations, McGregor praised Sean O’Malley, current bantamweight champion, but made a point of stating his confidence in defeating him if they faced each other.

Duelbits has a long history of partnering with fighters. Among these fighters are names like Dillion Danis and Chris Eubank Jr. These collaborations have provided the brand with wide exposure at fight events.

Back to the UFC octagon

The partnership with McGregor is particularly significant due to the fighter’s huge fan base. Furthermore, he is preparing to return to the Octagon on June 29th. He will face Michael Chandler during International Fight Week in Las Vegas.

Conor McGregor has not participated in a fight since July 10, 2021, when he fractured his leg during UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier. Last year, he played the role of one of the coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 31, where he faced Michael Chandler.

Since then, expectations for a confrontation between the coaches have grown, especially after the season that took place between May and August 2023.

McGregor has recorded just one UFC victory since 2016, having fought four times, not to mention his notable 2017 boxing clash against Floyd Mayweather. He became known as the first Ultimate fighter to simultaneously win two titles in different categories (featherweight and lightweight).

On the other hand, Chandler is a three-time lightweight champion, but has not entered the Octagon since November 2022, when he was knocked out by Poirier.

In recent months, McGregor has expressed his desire to return to the Octagon. However, several factors, including recovery from injury and issues with the US anti-doping agency, have delayed the highly anticipated clash.