Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s feud continues, with the Irishman taking aim at his rival for gaining weight following his MMA retirement.
The two competitors have had a long-standing feud that dates back to before their 2018 bout. In the match, Nurmagomedov won by submission in the fourth round.
McGregor and Nurmagomedov have continued to exchange insults ever since, with neither man backing down. His latest jibe at Khabib came after a Twitter user joked that he should give his purse from the 2018 bout to Nurmagomedov.
McGregor said that it is foolish for a competitor to put his payment on the line for promotion when referencing Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis’ winner takes all purse bet for their boxing match on Saturday night.
He ended up attacking Nurmagomedov when a fan made a joke about giving the Russian boxer his winnings from their record-breaking 2018 match.
One fan sent McGregor a mocking tweet that stated: “You still owe Khabib your fight purse after that mauling.”
McGregor then replied by saying: “Khabib is a fat b**** with t**s now, lad.”
The build-up to McGregor and Nurmagomedov’s bout was intense. McGregor spent a night in jail in New York before the bout after storming a bus carrying competitors, including his fellow lightweight.
Early on in the match, Nurmagomedov established control and easily won the first two rounds. McGregor then got the upper hand in the third round thanks to some shots on the foot.
However, McGregor was worn out when they finally fell to the ground in the fourth round, and he gave in to a rear-naked choke. Almost two million viewers watched the match, making it the greatest pay-per-view in UFC history.
McGregor is still eager to stay active in the sport and is getting ready for his match with TUF rival coach Michael Chandler.