These two competitors are far from friends and McGregor may have taken things to a whole new level recently through Instagram.
It all started when McGregor would give respect to Vainakh soldier:
I have true respect for the Vainakh soldier. Eye to eye respect. Always be aware that when respect is given out of fear, it is fake. It is the cowards safest first step towards treason. When land is on the line, there are no limits. So there must be no hesitation. Stand strong and stay ruthless! Forever and always ---- ---- Thank you, Ayub. Proper fighting.
Things would then take a truly personal turn when McGregor would insult the father of Khabib, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov:
McGregor would end things, for now anyways, by telling the world what his version of a true Chechen is:
UFC 229 takes place on Saturday, October 6 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.