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Conor McGregor Rips Into Khabib Nurmagomedov And All Lightweight Title Contenders

Conor McGregor Rips Into Khabib Nurmagomedov And All Lightweight Title Contenders

Conor McGregor has finally broken his silence on Justin Gaethje's interim lightweight title win at UFC 249, and ripped into Gaethje, champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier.

On Saturday night Gaethje shocked a lot of people when he became the next contender for Khabib's lightweight title, by stopping Ferguson in the fifth round of their interim title fight, which was originally meant to be El Cucuy's shot at the Russian.

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Now McGregor, the former champ, has inserted himself back into the title picture and suggested that his next fight will be against Gaethje, 'guaranteeing' Nurmagomedov will 'bottle it.'

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McGregor was being linked with a fight against Gaethje before 'the Eagle' had to pull out of the fight with Ferguson because he was grounded in Russia for the original April date for UFC 249.

The Notorious predicted in January that the original fight, which has now been in place five times without actually taking place, would be called off and claimed he'd be ready to step in.

Of course he couldn't replace Khabib for the same reason Khabib couldn't fight, so Gaethje took the place and earned a future title fight by outclassing Ferguson.

Making predictions is nothing new for 'Mystic Mac' but it's certainly the first time he's outlined how the future of the whole division will turn out.

He also clearly fancies winning the welterweight title at 170 lbs. His most recent fight was against Donald Cerrone at that weight and he's been linked with facing BMF champ Jorge Masvidal and a trilogy fight against Nate Diaz at the heavier weight too.


Ryan Sidle

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