Hasbulla tells Conor McGregor he'll cause 'problems' when he sees him
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Hasbulla Magomedov has told UFC megastar Conor McGregor he'll cause 'problems' the next time he sees him in person.
The 20-year-old, who suffers from a form of dwarfism, is one of the biggest names on social media with over 3.5 million followers on Instagram.
Earlier this month, UFC confirmed it had signed the Dagestan native to a multi-year contract for promotional purposes. Hasbulla has claimed the deal also means he'll be able to fight in the promotion.
He's been feuding with McGregor on social media over the last few months, with the 'Notorious' calling him a 'smelly inbred' in now deleted tweets.
Hasbulla is a close friend of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, one of McGregor's most bitter rivals.
During an appearance on the Full Send Podcast, Hasbulla discussed his friendship with Nurmagomedov and how it might've influenced McGregor's decision to go after him.
"Yeah I saw all of his tweets about me," Hasbulla declared. "But he's not my opponent. He can talk. He's not a fighter for me. I don't respect him as a fighter and if I meet him I will cause some problems for him."
The podcast hosts then laughed before asking Hasbulla to elaborate on what he meant.
Hasbulla replied: "I don't know what yet but I will definitely do something."
Last week, at UFC 280, Hasbulla was in the corner of Islam Makhachev who become the UFC lightweight champion with a victory over Charles Oliveira.
He received a huge reaction from the crowd while also barking orders at Makhachev at cageside.
UFC president Dana White confirmed earlier this month to Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports: "Yes, we did sign Hasbulla. What he's going to end up doing remains to be seen."
McGregor has been out of action since breaking his leg against Dustin Poirier in July 2021.
It's expected he'll make a return to the Octagon in 2023.