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Conor McGregor reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s ‘dog sh*t’ win at UFC 219

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Conor McGregor has not fought in MMA since his Nov. 2016 win over Eddie Alvarez.
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It took a couple days, but Conor McGregor has fired back after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s thunderous win to close out 2017.

McGregor, the current UFC lightweight champion, posted a series of tweets early Monday indicating that he was unimpressed by Nurmagomedov’s performance, which saw the undefeated Dagestani smash Edson Barboza in a one-sided contest at UFC 219 to the tune of 30-25 (x2) and 30-24 scores. McGregor criticized Nurmagomedov’s “sloppy” win and hinted at his own eventual return to the Octagon, stating that all the UFC needed to do was pay him what he deserved.

Those tweets can be read below.

Not surprisingly, Nurmagomedov was quick to respond Monday morning.

Nurmagomedov (25-0) was largely dismissive of McGregor after his win Saturday night, voicing doubt that the Irishman would return to MMA until the money McGregor made from his blockbuster boxing contest against Floyd Mayweather ran dry. Nurmagomedov also said he would be willing to fight both McGregor and interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson on the same night if it came down to it — a claim that drew an equally unimpressed reaction from Ferguson.

McGregor (21-3) captured the UFC lightweight title in Nov. 2016 with a second-round knockout over Eddie Alvarez. Despite McGregor’s status as the UFC’s lightweight champion, the win over Alvarez represents McGregor’s only actual appearance at 155 pounds under the UFC banner. He has not fought in MMA since. His only action in 2017 came in his boxing debut against Mayweather, which he lost via 10th round TKO.

Speaking of Mayweather, McGregor also fired off a shot at the 40-year-old boxer Monday morning, reminding Mayweather of the realities of their Aug. 2017 fight.


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