CONOR McGREGOR posed wearing a UFC belt after he demanded a fight date with champion Charles Oliveira.
Oliveira successfully defended his lightweight strap against the Irishman's rival Dustin Poirier with a third-round submission.
Just days after, McGregor posted on Twitter: "So what date am I fighting Oliveira?"
He then followed it up with a picture of himself with UFC gold on, stood behind a mural of himself.
McGregor, 33, is still continuing his recovery after suffering a horror leg break in his last fight, a trilogy bout with Poirier, 32.
That came after he was knocked out in their rematch in January, over six years after winning their initial clash in 2014.
McGregor broke his tibia seconds before the end of round one, losing by doctor stoppage and later needing surgery.
He has since started training again as he eyes a comeback in 2022, while Poirier went on to challenge for the title.
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After coming up short, he was blasted by McGregor online, who replied to a tweet sent out by Nate Diaz, 36.
McGregor posted: "You lanky string of p**s he got lumped around and got lucky twice.
"That’s it. Is what it is. Embarrassing night for him alright. That closed guard game. Wtf was that. Wow! Shocking.
"All good happy Sat night horse yupya it’s Proper Twelve day tomorrow 12/12. New Paddy’s Day!"
McGregor has not held gold since 2016, when he reigned as the featherweight and lightweight champ, the first to hold two UFC belts at the same time.
But he lost both out of the octagon, without defending either, and lost a title challenge against Khabib Nurmagomedov, 33, in 2018.
Despite McGregor's call for a shot at the belt upon his return, UFC president confirmed Justin Gaethje, 33, will be next for Brazilian Oliveira, 32.
When asked if Gaethje was 'definitely' Oliveira's next opponent, White said: "Yeah, it makes sense."
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