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Conor McGregor Responds In Typical Fashion To Khabib Nurmagomedov's Ring Girls Claim

Ryan Sidle

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Conor McGregor Responds In Typical Fashion To Khabib Nurmagomedov's Ring Girls Claim

Conor McGregor has mocked rival Khabib Nurmagomedov over the Russian's opinions about the UFC using 'ring girls' during events.

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McGregor doesn't exactly need an excuse to mock, goad or insult Khabib, even defending another of his former opponents, Jose Aldo, to do so recently.

Last week the Russian, who retired from competition last year, said that he felt the ring, or octagon, girls were the 'most useless people in martial arts.'

The undefeated former UFC champion added he felt they made him feel 'uncomfortable' when at events with his late father and felt no one actually looked at the signs they were holding.

In typical fashion, McGregor took to social media on Tuesday to mock his rival with a Simpsons meme involving Waylon Smithers not being able to look at women dancing.

Whilst McGregor took a jokey, and insulting, tone with his response, he isn't the first person inside the sport to hit back at Khabib's opinion.

UFC Hall of Famer, and fellow former champion, Michael Bisping wasn't happy with the 32-year-old's opinion at all and said Khabib should 'let the girls make money.'

"They’re a little bit extra for the show. And I like it because it’s historic in boxing and now with MMA, of course. It’s a little bit of fun," Bisping said.

"I’m a huge fan of Khabib. But come on, man! Let the girls have a job. They make a lot of money with sponsorships and endorsements."

In Khabib's defence he wasn't even calling for the UFC to stop the use of the girls between rounds, even acknowledging that Dana White is a fan of them, and was simply saying he doesn't like them.

McGregor took another shot at Khabib during a Twitter session on Tuesday morning, with the Irishman claiming he was 'undefeated in post fight brawls,' referencing the one that took part after their meeting in 2018 at UFC 229.

It doesn't matter that Khabib is retired, it seems unlikely that this is a rivalry that will ever end!

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UFC, MMA, Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov

Ryan Sidle
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