UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and former UFC lightweight and featherweight champ Conor McGregor share one of the most heated rivalries in MMA. Not even their record-breaking UFC 229 showdown was enough to end their beef. There’s still some serious animosity festering between the two lightweight stars to this day.
Their beef continued on social media over the weekend.
It was McGregor who started this round of verbal warfare.
“You got your money took and your brothers eye socket shook when you fought me you little rat. Viva Las Vegas baby the gaf always wins. Big stomper party in the Wynn coming soon!” – Conor McGregor on Twitter
Unsurprisingly, Nurmagomedov was quick to fire back at the Irish MMA star.
“@TheNotoriousMMA money comes and goes, the honor that you lost that evening will never return, live with it. Finish career in mma, but start career on twitter? “ – Khabib Nurmagomedov on Twitter
Needless to say, there’s still plenty of lingering heat between these two top lightweights.
At UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor by fourth-round submission. After the fight, the two fighters and their teams engaged in a wild brawl both inside and outside the cage. Both men were suspended and fined for this chaotic scene.
At present, neither fighter has a fight booked. Nurmagomedov is expected to return to action later this year. McGregor, meanwhile, recently announced his retirement, though many members of the combat sports community expect this retirement will be short-lived.
Do you think the two lightweight stars should fight again?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/1/2019.