Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have been trading social media blows again after the Irish fighter took aim at Nurmagomedov’s ‘street fight’ comments.
The latest feud was sparked by comments Khabib made during his press conference with upcoming opponent Tony Ferguson.
During the heated event, which saw the Russian kick Ferguson’s belt off stage, Nurmagomedov told his opponent that he would “eat him in a street fight”.
McGregor took exception to those claims, sharing an image of Khabib during the bus attack that saw Conor arrested in 2018.
“Street fight” pic.twitter.com/qpetXv90X0— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 8, 2020
His one-time opponent responded by sharing his own image of him pinning McGregor against the cage during the pair’s meeting in 2018.
Heeeelp pic.twitter.com/f9gv9QeF4Y— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 8, 2020
McGregor fired back with a photo of the controversial moment the lightweight champion scaled the octagon and attacked his corner team.
“STrEeT fiGhT” pic.twitter.com/imqCfmHbAU— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 8, 2020
The ‘Eagle’ then shared the infamous clip of McGregor punching an elderly man in a Dublin pub.
show it to your son and say how good you are on the street fight pic.twitter.com/o6EXXW0yKt— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 9, 2020
The ‘Notorious’ had the final say in the exchange, citing his victory over Donald Cerrone while criticising Khabib’s fighting style.
I save my hugs for postfight ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KuFuZQ9BE5— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 9, 2020
Conor, who recently returned to the sport after more than a year out, also called out Khabib’s teammate Makhachev Islam, who claimed in a now-deleted tweet that “This is not a woman’s sport”.
An absolute cretin. A Convicted Steroid cheat that will do anything to avoid impact and stall a fight, and then talks down on one of the greatest exchanges of combat ever produced by our female combatants.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 8, 2020
These little gremlins! It’s back on. Filthy rats.
Shame on the game. https://t.co/JddPD4pio7
Nurmagomedov will face Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18, while we’re still awaiting any kind of confirmation on when / who Conor’s next fight will be.
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