'On the p*ss': Aussie UFC champ's brutal reply for Conor McGregor

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Alexander Volkanovski (pictured right) hit back at Conor McGregor (pictured left) after he tweeted about the UFC featherweight champion. (Getty Images)
Alexander Volkanovski (pictured right) hit back at Conor McGregor (pictured left) after he tweeted about the UFC featherweight champion. (Getty Images)

UFC featherweight star Alexander Volkanovski hit back at Conor McGregor after the Irishman took a dig at the champion following his remarkable victory on the weekend.

The Aussie superstar put on an extraordinary performance to stave off fierce rival Ortega at UFC 266 in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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It looked as though Ortega was destined to cause a huge boilover when he twice had Volkanovski in submission holds in the third round.

However the Aussie managed to wiggle out of a guillotine and triangle choke to keep the fight alive, before replying with a thunderous ground-and-pound attack.

Volkanovski continued to work over his exhausted, and battered, opponent in the final two rounds in a breathtaking finale.

Judges scored it 49-46, 50-45 and 50-44 for Volkanovski.

It was one of the best fights of the year and one of the best title fights in the division’s history. The third round will rank among the greatest rounds ever in the UFC.

However, fighting in his former division, McGregor was watching on as Volkanovski had the UFC world in awe.

And the Irishman clearly became perturbed when the commentators pointed out Volkanovski had entered elite featherweight territory with his win over Ortega.

“I’d kick this volovski (sp) head off like it was a rugby ball I was kicking. 5’4! And full of muscle!" McGregor wrote in a now-deleted post.

"Hahahahaha little fart he is. Not even a little fart. A shart haahahahaj jackass .”

He then went on to post: "Not a bad fight. Congrats shartsy."

Alex Volkanovski hits back at Conor McGregor

While the Australian was revelling in his crazy victory during the press conference, a reporter asked him what he thought about McGregor's comments.

Volkanovski, who had been made aware of the tweets, hit back at the 'The Notorious' and accused him of drinking while tweeting.

"I heard about it. Sounds like he’s on the piss. Good on him, I will be too,” Volkanovski said.

“Something about sharting, farting, it didn’t really make sense.

“It’s Conor doing Conor things, good on him. I’m not sure if he wants to come back down to 145 - well, obviously that’ll never happen.”

Volkanovski has talked about a mega-money fight with McGregor in the past.

Alexander Volkanovski (pictured left) has his hand raised after he won his fight over Brian Ortega (pictured right) in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 266 event.
Alexander Volkanovski (pictured left) won his fight over Brian Ortega (pictured right) in their UFC featherweight championship fight during the UFC 266 event. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Reporters then told him the first tweet coincided with the commentators talking about Volkanovski's dominance in the 145lb division.

"That would’ve stung him a little bit. Especially while he’s on the piss, you know," Volkanovski responded.

“I’m gonna be on the piss, maybe you’ll see some weird f**king tweets from me too.”

A huge them following the blockbuster fight was the recognition of the Australian's achievement.

Still flying under the radar in the UFC, despite being the champ on a hitherto nine winning streak, Volkanovski called for more respect on his name.

“It’s about [expletive] time,” he said in the octagon to Daniel Cormier.

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