UFC bantamweight contender Umar Nurmagomedov recently took to social media to express his frustration with the difficulty of securing an opponent for his next matchup.
Unexpectedly, this post drew the attention of UFC superstar Conor McGregor. He used the opportunity to target the Nurmagomedov family, alleging the use of PEDs.
Conor McGregor is a long-time rival of UFC icon Khabib Nurmagomedov. Therefore, he directed his remarks at the Nurmagomedov family.
McGregor specifically mentioned the recent doping incident involving Usman Nurmagomedov, Umar’s younger brother. In a since-deleted tweet, McGregor accused four members affiliated with the family of Khabib Nurmagomedov of being caught using PEDs.
Usman Nurmagomedov is a former Bellator lightweight champion who faced repercussions after a successful title defense against Brent Primus as he tested positive for PEDs.
Consequently, his victory was overturned to a no-contest. He received a $50,000 fine coupled with a six-month suspension. McGregor also mentioned UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev, who faced a similar problem earlier in his UFC career.
Despite McGregor’s accusations against Team Khabib for PED usage, numerous individuals had previously accused McGregor himself of using stuff during his hiatus from the sport. But this did not deter him from attempting to tarnish the legacy of Team Khabib.
Umar Nurmagomedov has not faced any allegations of PED usage, maintaining his status as a promising talent in the bantamweight division. He is currently ranked at number 14.
Umar Nurmagomedov belongs from the Nurmagomedov family, and thus faces a lot of publicity. He thus made sure to provide a strong performance and let his deeds speak for themselves.
But he has been accused of taking extended breaks after every match. So, he addressed the matter in his most recent tweet.
Umar clarified that the delays weren’t always due to his choice, attributing them to the reluctance of bantamweight contenders to face him. He expressed his readiness to compete in forthcoming Pay-Per-View events but lamented the absence of challengers in his division willing to step up.