Bitter rivals Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov squared off following Thursday’s UFC 229 press conference in New York City.
As expected, things got pretty heated between “The Eagle” and “Mystic Mac” when the pair finally got face to face.
UFC President Dana White had his camera rolling during those intense moments and thus caught every single word Conor McGregor had for Khabib Nurmagomedov during their staredown.
This is next level from Conor
Noah is the son of Ali (Khabib’s manager) abandoned in Colorado when Ali became an informant for NYPD and who he is $50k behind in child support with
— Fight Disciples (@FightDisciples) September 21, 2018
“Come on I’m not going to touch him. I’m not going to touch him. Let’s get face to face. Let’s get close and look into the eyes kid. Yeah? Yeah. You’re a dead man. You’re dead. You hear me? You’re dead! I can see blue lips. Blue lips. Blue lips. Breathe kid take a breath. Shut you mouth! Ali Abdelaziz. Mad terrorist. Terrorist snitch! I know a lot about you as well you mad rat! I know a lot about you as well. You keep your mouth shut kid! Let them take my picture. How is Noah? How’s Noah huh? Yea, shut your mouth. Never speak about me ever in your life. Watch yourself around me because you will be out of here quick.” – Conor McGregor during the UFC 229 press conference staredown with Khabib Nurmagomedov
The Russian star, Khabib Nurmagomedov, has gone a perfect 26-0 in his mixed martial arts career, which includes ten victories under the UFC banner.
“The Eagle” was last seen in action at April’s UFC 223 event in Brooklyn, where he defeated Al Iaquinta to capture the promotions coveted lightweight title.
That same weekend, former UFC “champ champ” Conor McGregor made headlines when he attacked the UFC fighter bus inside the Barclays Center which resulted in three fighters being injured.
Conor McGregor has since been cleared of all felony charges stemming from the incident and will now face his bitter rival at UFC 229 on October 6 in Sin City.
UFC 229 will mark the first time that Conor McGregor has stepped foot inside the octagon since UFC 205 in November of 2016, where he defeated Eddie Alvarez via second-round knockout to become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously.
Who are you picking to win next weekend’s highly anticipated UFC 229 lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!