You had to figure it wouldn’t take too long for someone in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s camp to respond to Conor McGregor’s recent Instagram post.
In a Monday night post which as of Tuesday evening has received more than 2.7M likes, McGregor gave what many considered a clear-headed response to his fourth-round submission loss to Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion broke down what he thought he did wrong; what Nurmagomedov did right; and indicated he’s fine with taking a bout other than an immediate rematch.
The UFC lightweight champion’s manager Ali Abdelaziz, however, isn’t having any of McGregor’s talk. In a Tuesday Instagram post, the head of Dominance MMA channeled his best pro wrestling manager scowl and ripped into McGregor.
“This is my response to this weak soul, him and his sorry ass team already making some stupid-ass excuses,” Abdelaziz said.
Nurmagomedov’s manager went through a round-by-round rebuttal of McGregor’s version of the fight’s four rounds, then gave his version of the fourth-round neck crank finish.
“God put mercy in Khabibs heart and decided to show the world you’re a tap machine and put on a neck crank that wasn’t even a choke,” Abdelaziz said. “The proper technique is 2 on 1 try to peel the arm and defend the neck crank. You put your two hands on the ground and your hand only came up when you were ready to tap.”
Abdelaziz also claimed Nurmagomedov and his team aren’t particularly interested in rematching McGregor at this point in time.
“If you can’t make us 100m we know you can’t go fight somebody else because your ass is not getting a rematch,” he said. “Go open a liquor store and focus on selling alcohol especially after all the sh*t you talked. Just stfu and move on.”
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First of all the champion @khabib_nurmagomedov is too busy enjoying his life and his family and does not give a shit what anyone says but this is my response to this weak soul, him and his sorry ass team already making some stupid ass excuses. 1) When a man gets held against his will and listens to you gasp for air, hopeless on your back how do you win a fight? If this was a street fight you’d be done. You got out grappled and out wrestled, looking like a little child. 2) Second round - the wrestler/grappler out struck you and hit you with a K Bomb and put you on your ass, taken down and hit with missile strikes from the guard and getting smashed in front of your whole family & crew. 3) Khabib stood the whole round with you to make a point that you’re a front runner. If you can knock someone else you give up like you did 5 times in your fighting career. THEN YOU MENTIONED THIS IS ONLY BUSINESS YOU PUT YOUR WHITE FLAG IN THE MIDDLE OF BATTLE 4th round - God put mercy in Khabibs heart and decided to show the world you’re a tap machine and put on a neck crank that wasn’t even a choke. The proper technique is 2 on 1 try to peel the arm and defend the neck crank. You put your two hands on the ground and your hand only came up when you were ready to tap. It’s embarrassing, if you would have beat Khabib. It would have been fair and square you win w no excuses. Now If you can’t make us 100m we know you can’t go fight somebody else because your ass is not getting a rematch. Go open a liquor store and focus on selling alcohol especially after all the shit you talked. Just stfu and move on. @ufc #100mill