Khabib Nurmagomedov fires chilling response at Conor McGregor after UFC star claimed Dagestani achieved ‘NOTHING’ in the sport… despite all-conquering lightweight king retiring with an undefeated record
- Khabib Nurmagomedov has responded to remarks from Conor McGregor
- The UFC stars have endured a bitter rivalry dating back to their fight in 2018
- Nurmagomedov, 32, retired from the UFC last year with a perfect record of 29-0
- However, McGregor has claimed that Nurmagomedov achieved ‘nothing’
- The Dagestani says that ‘there is nothing better than letting them tap’
Khabib Nurmagomedov has fired a chilling response after arch rival Conor McGregor claimed the undefeated, all-conquering Dagestani ‘has done nothing’ in his UFC career.
McGregor, 32, is preparing to face Dustin Poirier, also 32, for a third time in Las Vegas this weekend, with the Irishman hoping to avenge his defeat to The Diamond on Fight Island in January.
The Notorious has won one of his last three UFC fights and is in last chance saloon as he bids to regain the lightweight title, having captured the 155-pound belt in 2016.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has responded to fresh remarks made by arch rival Conor McGregor
The Irishman is preparing to take on Dustin Poirier in a highly-anticipated trilogy at UFC 264
The championship currently belongs to Charles Oliveira, who was crowned champion earlier this year after defeating Michael Chandler to win the belt vacated by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Dagestani ruled over the lightweight division from 2018 to 2020 and comprehensively defeated McGregor when the pair met in a grudge match at UFC 229. The 32-year-old retired from the sport after defeating Justin Gaethje last year.
And former two-weight champion McGregor has rubbished Nurmagomedov’s achievements in the Octagon, suggesting that his Dagestani rival’s record of 29 wins and zero defeats in unconvincing.
However, McGregor took aim at Nurmagomedov, claiming he has achieved ‘nothing’
The Dagstani retired undefeated with a record of 29 wins and zero defeats back in 2020
‘Where’s he gone though? Where’s he now?’ he asked ESPN’s Stephen A Smith.
When informed that Nurmagomedov has retired, he said: ‘Yeah, why? He went sprinting. He’s gone, sh*t his jocks, became fat and is roiding off. He’s done nothing in the sport. F*** all he’s done in the sport.’
An ESPN producer intervened, reminding McGregor that the former lightweight king retired undefeated, but the Irishman posited that Nurmagomedov’s record was padded.
‘Yeah, brilliant. And what? If he’s 13-0 fighting guys with three wins and six losses, it was his father’s shows.
Nurmagomedov took to Instagram to respond, jibing at McGregor after tapping him out
McGregor quit in the fourth round of the lightweight rival’s grudge clash in October 2018
‘His father had the shows set up and he was fighting guys with two wins and eight losses.
‘That’s his record up until he’s 20-0. He has three fights on the trot in the UFC that done him well, and then before that, it’s nothing. It’s pullouts, couldn’t make weight. That’s that, and now he’s gone.’
Nurmagomedov joined the UFC in 2012, with a professional record of 16-0. The Dagestani defeated McGregor via submission in 2018, and he took to Instagram to respond after viewing the Irishman’s remark that he only counts knockout losses as genuine defeats was a step too far.
‘There is nothing better in this sport than bring your opponent to the deep ocean, let them know what they’re about, and let them tap,’ he said.
Nurmagomedov has denied McGregor a much-desired rematch, stating after his UFC 257 defeat to Poirier that he is ‘so many levels above these guys’.
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