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The Irishman takes on Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 264 this weekend and the entire world will be watching.
Despite losing to Poirier in January, McGregor used his time with ESPN's Stephen A Smith to unload on former rival Nurmagomedov.
Still bitter over his loss in October 2018, the 'Notorious' slammed Nurmagomedov's record and said he'd acheived 'f**k all' in the sport.
He fumed: "Where's he gone though? Where's he now?
"Yeah, why? He went sprinting. He's gone, s**t his jocks, became fat and is riding off... He's done nothing in the sport. F**k all he's done in the sport."
"He's done nothing in the sport."@TheNotoriousMMA doesn't think highly of Khabib's resume :grimacing: #UFC264 (via @stephenasmith) pic.twitter.com/6IwtPAyB6L
- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 8, 2021
When told Nurmagomedov is undefeated, McGregor didn't take it well.
The 32-year-old replied: "Yeah, brilliant. And what? If he's 13-0 fighting guys with three wins and six losses, it was his father's shows. His father had the shows set up and he was fighting guys with two wins and eight losses.
"That's his record up until he's 20-0. He has three fights on the trot in the UFC that done him well, and then before that, it's nothing. It's pullouts, couldn't make weight. That's that, and now he's gone."
Nurmagomedov must've got word of McGregor's furious rant and took to Instagram to leave an ominous warning.
McGregor is looking for the KO vs. Poirier Saturday on ESPN+ :triumph:
Khabib's comment is poetry :ocean: pic.twitter.com/UtD7A47XVG
- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 8, 2021
'The Eagle' posted: "There is nothing better in this sport than bring your opponent to the deep ocean, let them know what they're about, and let them tap."
McGregor was defeated by Nurmagomedov back at UFC 229 and it was a convincing result, tapping to a neck crank in the fourth round.
Since then, the former 'Champ-champ' has since rallied for a rematch, despite his foe choosing to retire in October of last year.
Do you think Conor McGregor will run out winner over Dustin Poirier on Saturday night?
Let us know in the comments.
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