Conor McGregor Responds To Justin Gaethje Turning Down Khabib's Advice To Fight 'The Notorious'
Conor McGregor hit out at Justin Gaethje for turning down Khabib Nurmagomedov's advice to take on the Irishman.
Gaethje rejected the chance to face McGregor despite being told to fight 'The Notorious' by UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov.
'The Highlight' snubbing the blockbuster showdown didn't sit well with McGregor who responded on social media, before deleting his post.
He reacted with a laughing face and pile of poo emojis then swiftly removed his comment from Twitter.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Ali Abdelaziz, who manages both Nurmagomedov and Gaethje, says they're not interested in fighting McGregor.
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"Justin said no, Khabib told me to tell Justin to go fight Conor, Justin said no," he revealed.
"Listen, we dictate this, Conor right now, he can be a back-up fighter, he can go make win, he can maybe make some money.
"He's [McGregor] not even number three, he's number four or five.
"Conor he can go fight [Jorge] Masvidal, we have no interest in fighting him, he needs to get some wins, he needs to fight some good opponents."
My 2013 dreams and aspirations.
Close on some. Exceeded on others.
The ones I'm close on are still in play though.
God bless and happy Tuesday everyone!
WORK TOWARDS YOUR DREAMS! #GymTime https://t.co/N6d906FvP7
- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 7, 2020
McGregor walked away from the UFC last month after growing frustrated with the promotion.
But Dana White insists he "wouldn't be surprised" if the former UFC double champion returned to action next year.
"As of right now, he's retired," he said. "I wouldn't be surprised if he came out and wanted to fight somebody next year after all these different fights play out."