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Aldo, 34, is plotting another title run following his victory over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 265 earlier this month.
He's looking for a second crack at UFC bantamweight gold after coming up short against Petr Yan last year.
But former UFC lightweight king Nurmagomedov is NOT buying Aldo's charge for a UFC title shot, claiming he's fighting for money.
MMA fans didn't appreciate his comments towards the Brazilian fighter.
One Twitter user called out 'The Eagle' for his attack, calling him 'insecure' in a damning post.
Khabib going after Aldo for no reason, accusing him of fighting only for money, then starts rambling about Conor as usual. Insecure much? pic.twitter.com/bwtoBr6Io4— fonzo (@fonzoMMA) August 19, 2021
On Aldo, Nurmagomedov said via MMA Junkie: "How is he showing it? He got beat up when he fought... Petr, right? A guy wins one fight and everyone starts talking.
"When Conor (McGregor) fought (Donald) 'Cowboy' (Cerrone), he looked like a lion. When he fights stronger opponents, he looks like a scared chicken. Fighting top fighters shows your worth... The level of Russia’s football team will be shown against Croatia, not Malta.
"A fight against 'Cowboy' won’t show what level you’re at, just like Aldo’s fight against Pedro Munhoz. Let him fight Petr the same way. Then we can say he’s peaking again. You saw what he did. He closed up and waited for the ref to stop the fight.
"That shows that you’re not at your peak. If you’re getting hit and you’re conscious and you’re not defending yourself, I call those fighters businessmen. They come out to make money."
Nurmagomedov added: "There are real champions that go hard on everyone. They don’t care (about) the money.
"Of course, it’s an important aspect, but he has the competitive spirit.
"So, there’s no way Aldo is having a second peak. You can try to prove it all you want, but I’ve been through this. I know better than you. You’re a journalist, and I’m a fighter."
McGregor, who memorably knocked out Aldo inside 13 seconds, took the opportunity to go after Khabib once again in two brutal tweets.
The Irishman said "Aldo is 100 times the fighter" Khabib was and brought up the Dagestani fighter not fighting Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone.
This guy is still talking? Another press conference? You shit your pants of cerrone your whole career. You pulled 3 times from him. Your father, god rest his soul, could not believe his eyes the way I beat Cerrone. You disrespect cerrone and now aldo too? You ran away. Shut up. https://t.co/4E9WYC3OZy— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 21, 2021
Another press conference? Haha for what? You are doing a whole load of nothing mate. You and cerrone where locked in to fight since way back and you never had the courage. You ran away and now all you do is talk like bitch. Aldo is 100 times the fighter you are, and ever will be.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 21, 2021
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