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Conor McGregor Hits Out At Tyson Fury After Boxer's Support Of Khabib Nurmagomedov

Ryan Sidle

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Conor McGregor Hits Out At Tyson Fury After Boxer's Support Of Khabib Nurmagomedov

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It's been three and a half years since Conor McGregor lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov, and well over a year since the Russian retired, but McGregor still can't let their rivalry go.

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The two UFC fighters had one of the most heated and ugly build ups to any fight in the promotion's history, when they met at UFC 229 in October 2018.

After Khabib's tapped out the Irishman things didn't get any less ugly, as the Russian jumped over the cage to attack a member of his rival's team and members of his team attacked McGregor.

Whilst it ended the rivalry in the cage, and Nurmagomedov's retirement in 2020 stopped any chance of a rematch, McGregor hasn't stopped taking swipes at his former opponent.

The Notorious did his usual trick of insulting someone and then deleting the tweet a few months ago, and also claimed the undefeated former lightweight champion wasn't a great.

Now the Irishman has decided to turn his insults at heavyweight boxing world champion Tyson Fury, after the British boxer tweeted in February that Khabib had done his career 'right,' by winning and retiring on top.

Unhappy with seeing his rivalry get any sort of praise whatsoever, McGregor has now replied to the Englishman, taking shots at him over a random incident involving Billy Joe Saunders.

Have to screenshot McGregor's tweet because you never know when he'll delete it. Image: Twitter
Have to screenshot McGregor's tweet because you never know when he'll delete it. Image: Twitter

Apparently Saunders' dad got into a fight in the crowd on the night of his son's fight against Saul Canelo Alvarez, in May last year.

Fury was also in the crowd that night, to support his friend, but is said to have not got involved to help his mate's dad during the incident.

Of course in McGregor's mind that's something to mock the world heavyweight champion about, whilst also bringing up his backing for Joe Joyce, another British heavyweight boxer.

McGregor stretchered off after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier. Image: PA Images
McGregor stretchered off after breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier. Image: PA Images

McGregor hasn't been in the octagon since last summer, when he lost for the second time in-a-row against Dustin Poirier, and has been recovering from a broken leg.

He is expected to return in the summer and he recently claimed he was going to give up drinking in order to focus on getting back into fighting form.

A video posted just days later left fans concerned he wasn't sticking to that promise and his latest outburst is potentially another example that it hasn't happened.

Topics: Boxing, Tyson Fury, Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC, MMA

Ryan Sidle
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