Khabib Nurmagomedov's Manager Takes A Fresh Swipe At Conor McGregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov's manager has responded to Conor McGregor calling out 'The Eagle' after congratulating Tony Ferguson on his weight cut.
McGregor congratulated Ferguson on still cutting weight despite UFC 249 being cancelled this weekend.
He also aimed a dig at lightweight champion Khabib by writing: "Now let's have the other guy on the scale please!"
Khabib's manager Ali Abdelaziz has now responded and he had harsh words for 'The Notorious'.
When mctapper made weight, this guy ate him. He shouldn't talk about making weight. @TeamKhabib pic.twitter.com/hu1Xk8M5xv
- Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) April 17, 2020
He wrote: "When mctapper made weight, this guy ate him. He shouldn't talk about making weight," with an image of Khabib attached.
The Russian defeated McGregor back at UFC 229 in October 2018 and was dominant in a fourth round submission victory.
However, it's not stopped McGregor landing numerous verbal shots on his rival in the hopes of getting a rematch.
Ferguson, meanwhile, weighed in at 155lbs yesterday despite tonight's show not going ahead.
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On the day before his UFC 249 bout was scheduled to take place, El Cucuy makes championship weight :trophy:
(via @TonyFergusonXT) pic.twitter.com/o9WSSsDfJi
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) April 17, 2020
McGregor also had a few choice words for 'El Cucuy' and his tweet, which has since been deleted, read: "Hahahajaj. You will be bet to the absolute nucleus pulposus when I get you, kid," with a photo of Ferguson attached.
Despite the cancellation of UFC 249, Ferguson remained in an upbeat mood and explained:
"You know what? I'm sure it's for a good reason.
"Let's be real. I gotta keep the faith. I gotta keep this... f**k... keep this small circle close, bro, and just keep focusing on what we can control, which is our heart rate and our breathing.
"The constant is things are always gonna change. The variable is how am I gonna react to it? So we could throw that variable, baby, and we make that the constant.
"Which is why I'm gonna keep smiling, I'm gonna keep training, and you know what? I'm gonna put on some muscle. Dude, I'm skinny. I'm gonna put on some muscle. I'm gonna try my best. I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna try my best. If I fall, I'll get back up."
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