A rivalry between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Khamzat Chimaev is alive and well. The Chechen athlete once again threw shade at Nurmagomedov – and used his rivalry with McGregor to do it.
UFC rising star Khamzat Chimaev made fun of Conor McGregor on social media. The Chechen sensation laughed at McGregor’s meltdown audio where he was testing out different voices and generally seemed out of it.
Conor McGregor is currently inactive and is busy filming his first movie in the Dominican Republic. He hasn’t appeared inside the octagon since June last year. Last time he shared a cage with Dustin Poirier in their trilogy fight and broke his leg .
UFC star Khamzat Chimaev then jumped in to make fun of McGregor on the original post on Instagram. ‘Borz’ went to the reply section and wrote
“Too much money… and yes men. This man has lost his mind.”
Khamzat Chimaev poked fun at Khabib Nurmagomedov who said that Chimaev has “too many yes men” on his side – and is not surrounded by good Muslims hence his vulgar gesture during weigh in debacle.
Unfortunately, McGregor has deleted his tweets. But, fans were quick to record it and reupload his bizarre voice memo.
The rivalry between Chimaev and Khabib Nurmagomedov has been interesting to watch. While the two used to share a manager, Chimaev was fired when he made derogatory comments toward Khabib in a livestream.
But despite sharing a similar country of origin, Khamzat Chimaev has no such condemnation for women.
Surprisingly, Khamzat Chimaev threw shade on Khabib for his remarks.
It’s especially hilarious that Chimaev opted to cover up the ring girls with emojis. This type of behavior earned Chimaev the moniker ‘Evil Khabib’.
While Chimaev is similarly conservative and had married a woman in Chechenia earlier this year, he’s more used to the Swedish way of life and has adapted to the presence of women.
Considering that Nurmagomedov is retired the two will never meet in the cage – not to mention that Chimaev is noticeably bigger with Nurmagomedov acknowledging that he’s two divisions over longtime lightweight champion.