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Conor McGregor mocks Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin after UFC Moscow tapout

UFC Fight Night 163 mixed martial arts event in Moscow
Abubakar and Khabib Nurmagomedov
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Conor McGregor couldn’t beat Khabib Nurmagomedov, but he didn’t miss an opportunity to gloat when the UFC lightweight champion’s family took a loss in the Octagon.

Welterweight Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s cousin, was unsuccessful in his UFC debut on Saturday, losing via first-round submission to David Zawada on the preliminary portion of UFC Moscow.

Shortly after Nurmagomedov’s loss, McGregor tweeted and deleted a series of insults mocking Abubakar and Khabib, who was in Abubakar’s corner:

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@TheNotoriousMMA, Twitter
@TheNotoriousMMA, Twitter
@TheNotoriousMMA, Twitter

McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov fought in the main event of UFC 229 last October. Their bout was the culmination of a lengthy and personal feud between the two that involved associates from both fighters’ camps. On fight night, Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor by fourth-round submission to successfully defend the UFC lightweight championship. Post-fight, Nurmagomedov leaped into the crowd to attack McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis.

During the ensuing melee, McGregor became embroiled in a physical altercation with several of Nurmagomedov’s teammates, including Abubakar. All the fighters involved were later fined and sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Nurmagomedov authored another successful title defense 11 months later, submitting Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. McGregor has not fought since the loss to Nurmagomedov.

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