Conor McGregor was probably looking forward to a brand new year and his UFC comeback. But now a fan has reminded everyone of the time Conor was brutally roasted by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
A Twitter usershared:
“Never forget how Khabib owned Conor. Man said he tapped out in three different divisions”
In May 2020, The Notorious made a tier list of the greatest MMA athletes. He predicted that by the end of his career he would probably be the best of all time.
Conor McGregor felt that Anderson Silva was the MMA Greatest of All Time. But at that time Anderson Silva was on the verge of retirement. So he could overtake Silva and become the MMA GOAT.
“GOAT THREAD. The array of finishes, across 2 divisions, with champion status in 1, Anderson Silva is No.1 MMA GOAT. My array of finishes, across 3 divisions, with champion status in 2, I’m No.2. If not tied 1. However still active, No.1 is fully secured by career end. And easily.”
The Irishman then wrote that Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones would be third and fourth, respectively.
“GSP is in at 3. Much less array of finishes but champion status in 2. He is far behind though. Reasons = Left 170 after much damage taken+questionable decision. Never re-engaged 170lb successors. Bottled Anderson fight. Only moved when one eyed fighter presented. Played safe.
“Jon is 4. Maybe tied 3. More array of finishes than 3 and still active, but champion status in just 1. Reasons = Multiple lacklustre decision performances + questionable decision win. Attempting to safe play HW entry/avoiding its champion.”
Interestingly, this wasn’t the first time Khabib Nurmagomedov was ignored. In an interview with GQ Sports earlier this year, Dana White said Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, and Georges St-Pierre were his top UFC fighters of all time.
But Khabib Nurmagomedov was quick to ridicule McGregor’s ranking. Nurmagomedov wrote on Twitter:
“you tapped out in featherweight, you tapped out in lightweight and you tapped in welterweight, you never defended title in the UFC or Cage Warriors , you gave up more than GSP , Spider and Bones all together. you greatest @ufc fighter in twitter history.”
Jon Jones added insult to injury after he tweeted a list of athletes with most wins in UFC title bouts. Jones wrote: “Goat where you at”
Conor McGregor is usually a beast when it comes to trash talk on social media. But Khabib might just have him beat.