CONOR McGREGOR teased a fight against Diego Sanchez at UFC Dublin in August – before deleting the tweets.
McGregor bizarrely ignited his war of words with Sanchez after the UFC veteran beat Michel Pereira by disqualification.
After the result, the Irishman tweeted: “Conor McGregor Vs Diego Sanchez.”
The since deleted post comes six years after the Irishman infamously announced a fight between him and Sanchez, despite the UFC boss Dana White having no intention of making the bout.
McGregor and Sanchez publicly feuded between 2013 and 2014, the early stages of The Notorious’ epic unbeaten run at featherweight.
But kick-starting the old feud left fans at a loss for words and soon fake MMA news accounts began to joke that McGregor would face the ageing Sanchez at UFC Dublin in August.
The former two-division champion saw the funny side of the false reports, and even retweeted a mocked up picture of him and Sanchez.
However, the 31-year-old then deleted his retweet to signal the online trolling was over.
Despite McGregor’s unpredictable call out of Sanchez, UFC president White is adamant The Notorious will face the winner between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson in his next bout.
The two fight for Nurmagomedov’s lightweight belt in April, but the pair have a plagued history with FOUR previous fights between them falling through.
McGregor – who beat Donald Cerrone on his comeback at welterweight in 40 seconds – claimed he will continue training to prepare himself to step in should either Nurmagomedov or Ferguson be unable to fight.