CONOR MCGREGOR was impressed with KSI’s controversial win over Joe Fournier – despite calling the YouTuber a “friendly little nerd” previously.
The social media sensation remained unbeaten with a second-round knockout of the self-proclaimed billionaire at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.
But it was a right elbow from The Nightmare that flattened the 40-year-old and handed him his latest victory.
The YouTuber turned boxer initially denied cracking Fournier with the illegal strike but has since changed his tune as boxing authorities weigh up OVERTURNING his victory.
However, UFC legend McGregor remained unmoved by the controversial finish and instead praised KSI.
The 34-year-old tweeted: “I seen it, I liked it. He goin', fair play, KSI.”
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McGregor previously slotted the British star as he prepared for a “nothing burger” boxing match with his former training partner Dillon Danis – which was eventually cancelled.
The former two division UFC champion was in no mood to entertain the fight and slammed KSI as a “friendly little nerd”, while telling Danis to get back into MMA.
KSI responded to McGregor's tweet talking about why he hasn't spoken to Danis in a while, saying: “I’m sorry but I’m about do some serious damage to your boy.”
McGregor replied: “Brother you’re a friendly little nerd I don’t care.
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“He should be back doing MMA if he is doing this little nothing burger match with you.
“I couldn’t care less about this genre of boxing, I am sorry. Have a good one.”
McGRegor has not fought since suffering a horrific broken leg in his defeat to Dustin Poirier in 2021 at UFC 264.
He appears to be closing in on a return to the octagon with a potential bout against Michael Chandler.
A date for McGregor's eagerly-anticipated clash with Chandler has yet to be announced.
But footage of Notorious SHOVING the American has been released ahead of the return of The Ultimate Fighter.
The lightweight standouts coached opposite one another on season 31 of the long-running reality TV show – which was filmed in Las Vegas earlier this year.
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