UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor recently said to TMZ that a return to MMA was in his future.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is a top contender in the division and the fighter recently earned a decision win over Edson Barboza at UFC 219.
McGregor wasn’t impressed with Nurmagomedov’s performance and let it be known through a series of posts on Twitter. This has led to a response from Nurmagomedov, which then led to a social media battle between champion and contender.
I slaughter your pets and wear them as coats. And I only wear them once. https://t.co/5IMAc3ysgN— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 2, 2018
One thing that could spoil a potential bout between McGregor and Nurmagomedov is UFC President Dana White, who said UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson is next for McGregor.