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Dana White confirms UFC's signing of Hasbulla and sends warning to Conor McGregor

Nasir Jabbar

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Dana White confirms UFC's signing of Hasbulla and sends warning to Conor McGregor

Dana White has confirmed UFC's signing of social media superstar Hasbulla Magomedov and has jokingly issued a warning to Conor McGregor.

Hasbulla, who has a type of dwarfism, has become a hit huge on social media, amassing 3.2 million followers on Instagram and recording 2 billion views on TikTok.

Having made an appearance at UFC 267 last year, the 19-year-old has now struck a deal with the MMA promotion - and is set to compete as a fighter.

Asked if the reports regarding Hasbulla are accurate and if he'll fight inside the famed Octagon, White told Robbie Fox: "Yes, we did sign Hasbulla. What he's going to end up doing remains to be seen."

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

White was then asked if McGregor reached out following the company's signing of Hasbulla, he said: "No! He shouldn't f**k around because he will get his ass whooped if he runs into him on the streets."

McGregor hasn't fought since in the UFC since his crushing TKO defeat to Dustin Poirier last summer.

He suffered a brutal leg-break in his UFC 264 bout, but is closing in on his return having recovered from his injury.

Despite not fighting, the Irishman has kept himself in the limelight with his social media activity.

He's called out a host of fighters, including Hasbulla who has traded with the 'Notorious' online.

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McGregor branded Hasbulla a 'little smelly inbred' in a now-deleted post.

He also threatened to boot him over a goal post.

"I’d love to boot that little g**p Hasbulla over a goal post," he tweeted.

"How much to get him on the volley?

"I’m gonna make it my mission to score a 3 pointer with him one day, hon the gaa."

'Mini Khabib' hit back: "Hey uncle Dana White and UFC please make it happen," he wrote.

"Let me eat this chicken Conor McGregor. I'm hungry, I’ll smash him with my mountain spirit.

"My brother Khabib [Nurmagomedov] smashed him and all his team, now is my time to rise!

"I don’t follow bums... I didn’t know someone was running their mouth, @ me next time."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/YouTube/Hasbulla

Topics: UFC, Conor McGregor, Hasbulla Magomedov, Dana White

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