Conor McGregor Responds To Khabib's Father's 'Plan'
Conor McGregor has fired back at Khabib Nurmagomedov's father, Abdulmanap, and insists he isn't interested in fighting Islam Makhachev who was offered to the returning Irishman.
Abdulmanap responded to McGregor's insults aimed at Dagestan by laying out a plan.
"Give Conor to Islam Makhachev, I have a different plan for what to do with him!" He wrote on social media.
"For many years I said what I will do to him and then I did it. [Against Makhachev] It will be one round on the ground, the second round in a mixed style, and the third round we'll beat him standing up."
The 31-year-old Dublin star wasted no time in responding to his post.
"To Abdulmanap.. I respect your training methods and what you have done. But I laugh at water boy and team nutritionist Islam Makhachev as an opponent. I do not engage in sport combat with convicted steroid cheats. It is your son Abdul! Your middle son. I already got your eldest," he wrote on Twitter.
To Abdulmanap..- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 26, 2019
I respect your training methods and what you have done.
But I laugh at water boy and team nutritionist Islam Makhachev as an opponent.
I do not engage in sport combat with convicted steroid cheats.
It is your son Abdul! Your middle son.
I already got your eldest.
McGregor, who's set to return to action on January 18 in Las Vegas, ramped up the trash talk during his Moscow visit. He aimed a brutal dig at Khabib's hometown Dagestan.
"He is afraid of the Moscow bout for whatever reason. I'm not sure, does he represent Russia? I don't think he does represent Russia," McGregor said on Thursday at a press conference.
"I have never seen the man represent Russia in my life. Have you ever seen the man raise a Russian flag like I raise the Irish flag... with pride? I have never seen it once in my life.
"He is running from the bout in Moscow. The public want it, the people want it, his own father wants it. He does not want it, he wants to bring a man down to a weight he has never competed at before, even though he himself has almost died making that weight.
"He is afraid of risk. A man who fears risk will conquer nothing long lasting, there will be no longevity in his career, as he does not take risk at all. His last opponent (Dustin Poirier) was a former featherweight, which I knocked out in 90 seconds. I knocked that man out in 90 seconds and it took him three rounds to get the job done. This is an inevitable rematch, we know this, we know it's happening.
"He can run, and he does run. It's in the nature of the Dagestani man to run. Every great Russian knows this about the Dagestani men. Every Chechen knows this about the Dagestani men. They run and they cower."