Conor McGregor, Dana White react to Kelvin Gastelum's troll job

Kelvin Gastelum poses for a photo during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on Feb. 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)
Kelvin Gastelum poses for a photo during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on Feb. 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images)

While middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was recovering from emergency surgery for an intestinal hernia and a “twisted and collapsed” bowel, challenger Kelvin Gastelum was busy turning full heel.

Gastelum trolled fans and fighters alike Sunday at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, during UFC 234 with the new version of the UFC championship belt draped from his shoulder. 

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According to UFC president Dana White in his post-UFC 234 news conference, Gastelum had borrowed flyweight champion Henry Cejudo’s title belt. Gastelum even gave interviews claiming to be the new middleweight champ since Whittaker failed to show up for their title fight.

“This is my belt,” Gastelum said. “I earned this. I showed up, traveled thousands and thousands of miles from home, made the weight. In my world, the wrestling world, if the guy shows up and makes the weight, for some reason cancels the bout, the guy forfeits the match. I win. I am the champion.”

Folks were not having it, to say the least. Conor McGregor and others showed their displeasure via Twitter:









White, for his part, was unimpressed with Gastelum’s display:


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