Khabib Nurmagomedov responded with cruelty to the shock retirement of Conor McGregor.
The Irishman announced earlier today (March 26) that after a decade of fighting he will return from ‘mixed martial art’.
He has not fought since October 2018 when he lost to Nurmagomedov on UFC 229, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In the early hours of this morning, McGregor tweeted:
Both McGregor and Nurmagomedov serve suspensions after the post-war incidents that occurred after their fight.
UFC 229 saw the pair’s rivalry increase and a rematch was deemed inevitable after McGregor tapped during the fourth round.
However, the retirement of McGregor puts an end to the rumors, especially those about the fight against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the summer.
The Russian hunter could not resist the temptation to dig McGregor and tease him about his retirement.
Sharing a picture of himself with the UFC Lightweight Championship belt, Nurmagomedov tweeted:
It is probably too early for Nurmagomedov to boast, because McGregor is ‘retired’ earlier.
While the Irishman enjoyed a two-year break from the Octagon, he returned to defeat Nurmagomedov, so it wouldn’t surprise me if he did the same again for a resit.
It is not that McGregor just loves attention!
While McGregor’s announcement apparently came from nowhere, the 30-year-old yesterday told the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon that he “didn’t have to” fight again, adding that he is “ready for life.”
McGregor said we had to wait and “see what happens,” so that’s all we can do …