UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov has taunted Irish fighter Conor McGregor after the Dubliner labeled him a ‘b****’ on Instagram.
The Irishman’s social media post also appears to contradict comments attributed to him during their fight last October.
McGregor and Nurmagomedov had verbally taunted each other during the build-up, but when the Russian landed a flurry of ground-and-pound blows during the fight itself, he told McGregor: “Let’s talk now.”
Afterwards, a cageside mic picked up McGregor’s response at the end of round 3, with some believing he had said: “It’s only business.”
However his Instagram post appeared to refute that as he continued his feud with the Russian.
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Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi. Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about. Yes you heard that right. A picture. I told him here to his face. “Don’t be bitching.” Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man. Don’t be a bitch, bitching. The same thing I said to khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be bitching! Every single round bitching to the referee. He was even bitching in the fourth round from mount position. It baffled me. If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity. But a fight is a fight who gives a fuck. Crying to the referee like a proper bitch. I was trying to dig my fingers into his Adams Apple. Many individuals in the fight business, I have learned lately, are absolute bitches. I know you’s are broke boys. But don’t be broke bitches.
In the post, McGregor shared a clip of an argument with former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi, saying ‘don’t be a b****, b****ing’.
“The same thing I said to khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be b****ing!” added McGregor.
Whatever McGregor said, Nurmagomedov was pretty clear in his response to McGregor’s taunts that ‘many individuals in the fight business… are absolute b****es’.
The Russian took to Instagram him to post a picture from the fight, showing McGregor tapping out in the fourth round following a rear-naked choke.
“You will live with this shame all your life,” wrote Nurmagomedov, adding the hashtags #tapmachine #mactaper
McGregor v Nurmagomedov 2, anyone?