Conor McGregor Issues Statement To Khabib Following Dominant Win At UFC 219

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has started 2018 off with a bang, taking shots at top lightweight contender Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov, as well as his boxing nemesis Floyd “Money” Mayweather.

Nurmagomedov is fresh off a resounding victory over Edson Barboza at UFC 219 which took place on New Year’s Eve, with “The Eagle” beating Barboza so handily that many fans have called for him to cut in line above interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, and welcome McGregor back to the Octagon when he returns to action.

Nurmagomedov called out both Ferguson and McGregor in his post-fight interview, with the Dagestani wrestler having already been slated to take on Ferguson back in March of 2017 before he was pulled off the card due to weight cutting issues.

McGregor has said in the past that he would happily fight Nurmagomedov in Russia, and has since shot down Nurmagomedov’s bout with Barboza, labelling it as “dog sh*t”.

Nurmagomedov responded in less than an hour to the Irishman’s tweet.

McGregor then moved on to calling out Floyd Mayweather, who he took on in a boxing super fight in August of 2017.

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While McGregor took the fight to Mayweather in the early rounds, the veteran of the ring eventually stepped his foot on the gas and finished McGregor in the tenth round after he fatigued and was no longer able to defend himself effectively.

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Mayweather insinuated he’d be able to take home over a billion dollars if he were to fight McGregor in the UFC, before backtracking on his statement. McGregor certainly still seems keen to take on the ageing pugilist in the octagon though.

McGregor then said he would need to be begged in order for someone to fight him, and then referred to his own whiskey line, which will no doubt bring in millions of dollars for the culturally acclaimed mixed martial artist.

McGregor capped off his tirade with two more tweets for good measure.

What do you think of McGregor’s latest posts? Could we finally see him defend the lightweight strap or is this more posturing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!