Khabib Nurmagomedov appeared to have choice words for Conor McGregor following the Irishman’s knockout loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on Saturday night.
Nurmagomedov didn’t seem surprised by the fight, tweeting that a similar result would happen to anyone who changes teams. He didn’t mention McGregor by name in the tweet, but the bad blood between the two contestants is still alive and well.
“That’s what happened, when you change teams, quit the sparring partners who made you a champion and sparring with little kids, far from reality,” he tweeted.
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McGregor was alerted to the tweet during the post-fight press conference with reporters and insisted nothing had changed in his corner.
“My team has been with me since day one. I haven’t changed a thing. That’s what it is. Respect the athletes and that’s the character of the man, for sure, behind the mask. What. What does he want to do? I wanna come back or not? Because he doesn’t kick the legs. I stood up against Dustin and turned Dustin. Look at the little girls. pockets of that streak. Like I said, styles make fights. Every fight is a different fight, “McGregor said, via MMA Fighting.
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“That’s why all this prestige and everything that people try to keep. I’m not hanging on to that. Whether someone has multiple wins or multiple losses. Every fight between every man is different and that’s it. Dustin’s style just played out today and he’s got the durability, he’s got the experience and he’s got the kick in his arsenal now. I will adjust and continue. “
McGregor added that the UFC lightweight champion’s comments were “fight speeches” and if he wanted to make “disrespectful comments” then he should come back and fight.
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Nurmagomedov retired with an unbeaten 29-0 record after beating Justin Gaethje. It is not known if he will make a comeback. UFC president Dana White told reporters it didn’t look promising for Nurmagomedov to return following the two lightweight fights at UFC 257.