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.
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.'
The fans make the sport!- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020
Watching the other night I was against going in without them. But it will be my fucking pleasure to display the power I possess with zero background noise for them.
Its me and Justin next as khabib is the biggest bottle fighter in the game.
I love Tony. We represented him amazingly at Paradigm sports and were betrayed for a promise of a baseball contract. But frame and preparation here was just embarrassing. His methods and conversation are humorous/enjoyable but he was never the level perceived. Although tough.- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020
It is Dustin/Tony next when Tony heals.- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020
If he does. Dustin will beat him also if changes are not made. Which they won't. Dustin, although game, and in the mix, will be fed to the floor again. Couple wins here/there then folded in half. Rinse and repeat - Dustin career.
Justin, there is no danger in a man that hugs legs, we all know. Try and dance around what the real threat is here all you want.- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020
I am going to fucking butcher you.
Your teeth. I'm going to put them on a fucking necklace.
Speak on my skills as a father?
You are fucking dead.
Don't ever say you represent the great nation of the United States of America ever again. No true American would speak so highly of, or allow, a convicted member of a Jihadi terror cell represent them.- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020
You are a fucking blind fool, and I am going to finish the job.
Khabib you absolute embarrassment. Scurrying, hiding rat as usual. As I have said many times. As has been seen many times. Through the pane of glass it was confirmed what was always known.- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020
"No comment" lol.
An embarrassment to real fighting.
After this division demolition job.- Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 11, 2020
It is 170lbs.
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.