Conor McGregor has sparked controversy with a recent Facebook post.
The mixed martial artist made the inflammatory statement after pictures of him wearing a poppy at a UFC event in 2013 did the rounds on social media, ahead of the Poppy Day memorial celebration this November 11.
See what McGregor had to say below.
The status has brought the fighter under fire, with one fan of his page complaining,
I find the fact you refer to yourself as a soldier disrespectful to our true warriors that have bled and fought on battlefields. Your arrogance will be your undoing. As much as I've enjoyed following your rise to the top, I can't wait to see aldo knock you back down. And I'm welsh a fellow Celt and proud. I hate the queen. But you ain't no King.
After the status gained over 40,000 likes on the social network and causing a storm of controversy, McGregor took to his Twitter account to clarify his earlier statement.
Fuck politics and fuck religion.
I just want to swing a few lefts and a few rights for a couple of hundred mill in peace.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 29, 2015