In their most recent display of trash talk, UFC lightweight champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and former UFC lightweight and featherweight champ, Conor McGregor, have gone back and forth on Twitter, taking shots at one another.
McGregor started it off when he mocked Nurmagomedov for a recent interview he did with ESPN where he talked about the difference between American and Dagestan street fights.
Throughout the interview, Nurmagomedov kept referring to “street fights” as “fight in street.” McGregor used that as an opportunity to mock his bitter rival and commented, “street fight.”
Nurmagomedov did not take kindly to the criticism from McGregor and immediately fired back, twice as hard.
First, by posting a picture of himself holding down McGregor in their last fight, moments before Nurmagomedov submitted him via rear-naked choke in the fourth round.
The picture looked as if McGregor was gasping for air due to his mouth being open and him having a look of panic on his face.
The caption read, “heeeelp.”
Nurmagomedov followed up his own post by posting a four-second clip of Mcgregor punching an old man at a bar which took place last year.
Khabib’s intention in posting the video was to show what Conor’s idea of a street fight is, and to again make his point that Dagestan street fights are the real deal.
The caption in the video read, “show it to your son and say how good you are on the street fight.”
These two have shown that there is no such thing as too far when it comes to bashing eachother on the internet, or in person.
Last year, during the build up to their fight, McGregor posted a picture of Nurmagomedov’s wife on their wedding day where she had a cloth over her head, as it is a tradition in his culture.
The caption read, “your wife is a towel mate.”
Many reacted in a negative way towards McGregor for posting the picture with that caption, and much of the MMA community were calling for some of the antics to stop. Stating that they were taking it too far.
Following a press conference to promote their fight for UFC 229, UFC President Dana White stated that the press conference was the darkest thing he had ever been a part of.