UFC great Conor McGregor has called out pound-for-pound king Alex Volkanovski, with the Aussie star set to push for the illustrious ‘double-champ status’ next year.

Volkanovski looks poised for a massive showdown against new lightweight champ Islam Makhachev, with the clash likely slated for the company’s return to Australia in February for UFC 284.

The 34-year-old Shellharbour native will be gunning to join an elite group of fighters that includes McGregor, Daniel Cormier, Amanda Nunes and Henry Cejudo, with the possibility of becoming a simultaneous double-champ well within his grasp.

But during a trademark night on Twitter for the Irishman, McGregor made a stack of wild posts that included a shot at the reigning featherweight champion and his likely next opponent.

Volkanovski was quick to respond to the insult, leading to a tense but amicable exchange between the pair, with McGregor even offering some words of advice for the 26-1 Australian.

McGregor hasn’t fought since his loss to Dustin Poirier in July 2021, which saw the megastar suffer a nasty broken leg and force a doctor’s stoppage.

Volkanovski last stepped into the cage in July, defeating Max Holloway for a third time at UFC 276.

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