Two Division Champion Conor Mcgregor Begins The Promotional War With Khabib Nurmagomedov Target’s The Family
Conor Mcgregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s relationship was already sour due to UFC 223 chaos, which landed both of them into the Octagon. A much-talked showdown could have a potential to be the biggest in the history of UFC. Mcgregor is a king of trash talking in the fight game, and for his upcoming fight, he starts the promotional war in full swing.
On Friday, McGregor took to social media and took a shot at “quivering coward” Khabib Nurmagomedov and his father coach Abdulmanap.
“[Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov] I can see you,” he said in his post, which included a screen shot from his infamous rampage in Brooklyn. “Cowering behind fake respect. Just like your middle child. A quivering coward.”
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a respected coach in all of Russia that comment of Mcgregor is going to very much pissed everyone in Dagestan. Well, you can expect such disrespect from Mcgregor during the promotions of his fight.
We can imagine that Mcgregor’s recent verbal jab could be in retaliation for Abdulmanap’s recent comment’s where he said Conor wasn’t the rightful champion and his son’s wrestling will be too much for Mcgregor to overcome.
McGregor also sent a controversial message referring people of Northern Caucasus. Well, Khabib also comes from Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia, which is north of Caucasus Mountains!
“I have true respect for the Vainakh soldier,” McGregor wrote, referencing people of the Northern Caucasus. “Eye to eye respect. Always be aware that when respect is given out of fear, it is fake. It is the cowards safest first step towards treason.
”When land is on the line, there are no limits,” he continued. “So there must be no hesitation. Stand strong and stay ruthless! Forever and always, IE-RU.”
This kind of mental warfare is a trademark of Mcgregor and the reason UFC president Dana White always praise his cash cow that Irishman is best for promotions.
McGregor, 21-3, last fought at UFC 205 where he scores a lightweight title after defeating Eddie Alvarez, which saw him become the first UFC fighter to hold two championships at the same time.
Khabib Nurmagomedov last fought in April, where he scores the vacated lightweight title after defeating the last minute replacement opponent Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. With the win, Russian improves his record to 26-0.
Khabib will defend his title against Mcgregor in the main event of UFC 229 in Las Vegas on October 6th. What are your thoughts on recent comments by Mcgregor?