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Conor McGregor Responds After Khabib Nurmagomedov Says He's 'No Interest' In Rematch

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Conor McGregor Responds After Khabib Nurmagomedov Says He's 'No Interest' In Rematch

Conor McGregor has hit back at Khabib Nurmagomedov, after the Russian claimed he didn't want to fight the Irishman, or Dustin Poirier.

Khabib retired in the octagon after beating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October, claiming the undisputed lightweight title and taking his record to 29-0 before hanging up his gloves.

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There has been talk of Khabib fighting McGregor for a second time. The Notorious faces Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 in January, another man Khabib has beaten, with talk that winner could be the Russian's 30th opponent.

At a press conference on Wednesday, the undefeated lightweight claimed he had no interest in either man, saying, "I choked both of them out, there's no interest there."

In typical fashion that didn't go down well with former two weight champ McGregor, who went straight onto social media to call out his long time rival.

The 32-year-old took to Twitter to suggest his rival was 'sh***ing' himself and that he was running away from the fight, before deleting his posts.

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McGregor's deleted posts. Image: Twitter
McGregor's deleted posts. Image: Twitter

McGregor will have been out of action for a year when he takes on Poirier, a man who he beat at featherweight back in 2014 in just his fourth fight in UFC.

His last fight was against Donald Cerrone at welterweight so his previous fight at lightweight was his loss to Khabib in 2018 and his last win at the weight was in November 2016, when he won the title.

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Whilst McGregor has his eyes on another fight with his rival, and an opportunity to reclaim a title he never lost but was stripped of, it seems Khabib has his eyes on a much bigger fight.

The Russian has previously spoken about wanting to fight UFC legend Georges St Pierre and his manager certainly got people interested in the possibility, with a tweet of his own.

Do you think Khabib will fight again and if yes, who against? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

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