Conor McGregor Hints At Rematch With Bitter Rival Khabib Nurmagomedov In Deleted Tweet
Conor McGregor hinted he will try to coax rival Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement for a rematch in a now-deleted tweet.
'The Notorious' lost to Nurmagomedov back at UFC 229 in 2018 and has since lobbied for a rematch.
Nurmagomedov retired from MMA back in October after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, but McGregor is still hellbent on a rematch.
He took to Twitter on Saturday morning and said: "MeDanaAliGonnaGetcha," with laughing emojis attached.
It is believed McGregor is referring to UFC president Dana White and Nurmagomedov's manager Ali Abdelaziz in the tweet.
McGregor and White are keen for the Russian to reverse his decision, which came following the death of his father Abdulmanap.
'The Eagle' will be in attendance at UFC 257 on Fight Island when McGregor battles Dustin Poirier in the main event.
He has confirmed he'll meet with White during the event, who is confident in Nurmagomedov reversing his decision.
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"The truth is, he has not committed to anything," he said per talkSPORT.
"What he has committed to is meeting with me next month. He and I are going to sit down, we're going to meet next month.
"We're going to find out how persuasive I can be - I'll bet on me every time."
Nurmagomedov is currently 29-0 and according to Daniel Cormier, the only man who he'd return for is Georges St-Pierre.
'DC' told MMA Fighting: "It would have to be Georges St-Pierre. I believe that a big fight is what he would want in order to just prove himself.
"Like you said, Khabib Nurmagomedov is just trying to make history and a win over Georges St-Pierre would do exactly that for him.
"When your resume becomes so big, not many things can add value to it. If he can go and [fight] GSP and beat GSP, that adds value.
"I don't know for certain that Khabib is going to fight. I don't know if he's not going to fight.
"I try to keep our relationship a friendship. I don't want to always be talking to him about things about his career because he's a star.
"But if you're Dana White, I think he's playing it the exact way he needs to and I don't know where Khabib is personally.
"But if you ask me still, I know this guy is a man of his word so I don't know what he's going to do."
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