Pastor asks God to strike down Conor McGregor for Jesus comment

Conor McGregor speaks to the media after his win. Photo / Getty
Conor McGregor speaks to the media after his win. Photo / Getty

A Texas pastor doesn't enjoy UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor saying he would knock out Jesus Christ in a fight so he's asking God to smite him for the offence.

Back in December ahead of UFC 194, McGregor was asked if there was anyone he couldn't knock out in the Octagon and when a particular deity's name came up, the outspoken Irishman didn't hold back.

McGregor said if Jesus opposed him in a fight he'd 'whoop his ass'.

Well Pastor Donnie Romero of the Stedfast Baptist Church in Texas took aim at McGregor's comments in a recent sermon while asking God to strike him down as a sign of his power.

"I'm going to pray that God strikes this guy dead," Romero said to his congregation. "Do you know why? Guy's name is Conor McGregor. He's the UFC featherweight champ or something like that, he's on this run of just knocking people out. But he got up and he said 'if Jesus Christ was in the ring with me, I'd knock him out'."

McGregor actually addressed the comment again in January at the pre-fight press conference ahead of his battle at UFC 196 in March against Rafael dos Anjos.

McGregor smiled and then unleashed another gem while promising that everything is cool between he and Jesus.

"Me and Jesus are cool," McGregor said. "I'm cool with all the gods. Gods recognise gods."

Needless to say, Romero didn't seem to like that response either so he took aim at McGregor once again - or actually asked God to take aim at him with a lightning bolt.

"That guy, I'm going to pray that God strikes him down with a lightning bolt," Romero said. "So everybody in the world that believes the bible, even a little bit, knows that it was God, it was Jesus who struck him down."

To date, McGregor is still training and preparing for his upcoming fight against dos Anjos in Las Vegas without any storm clouds hanging overhead.

- news.com.au

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