Gaethje was having no part of it.
"I’ll slap you around." McGregor tweeted on Saturday night.
“I think he’s turned me down six times,” Gaethje said at the post-fight press conference. “And usually, you have to lose to fight him, so don’t know what’s going on.”
The thing is, Gaethje did want to fight McGregor at one point, who wouldn't. But over time he's given up on that idea and now has a very good reason he doesn't want to fight him anymore.
“I’m not going to fight someone on steroids. I’ve never taken steroids in my life, never will – well, maybe when I retire, I might. But I’ve never taken steroids, and I don’t want to fight someone that’s cheating. And I probably shouldn’t even say that if I want the fight, but it’s the truth," he said.
So who does the new BMF champion want?
“I’d prefer Charles, because he beat me,” Gaethje said. “I’m a competitor. This chance at redemption was amazing. It drove me to work harder, to be ready more, but they’re the best in the world, and I want to fight the best in the world.”
Conor McGregor tweets to Justin Gaethje after cheating claims
On Sunday, McGregor took to Twitter to respond to Gaethje's comments.
"S**t in the drawers," he tweeted.
He also followed up tweeting, "I KO him one shot. Guarantee it," and "Take what ya want , weight what ya want."