The duo, who are still serving suspensions in line with the post-fight brawl at UFC 229, would take to battle through social media.
Everything seemingly started when Nurmagomedov posted the following on Instagram & Twitter:
There can be only one king in the jungle.— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 26, 2019
That would lead to McGregor stating the following through Twitter:
You got your money took and your brothers eye socket shook when you fought me you little rat.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 31, 2019
Viva Las Vegas baby the gaf always wins.
Big stomper party in the Wynn coming soon! @ProperWhiskey @WynnLasVegas #ad https://t.co/oN0KBCm7N3
Nurmagomedov would return fire a short time later on Twitter:
Things would calm down between the two for a short period of time, but then McGregor would tweet that Nurmagomedov’s wife was a towel.
That tweet has since been deleted, but it was still captured before the retired UFC fighter took it down:
Conor McGregor has now deleted this tweet...— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) April 3, 2019
He went way too far. pic.twitter.com/WyQEjzZke5
While Nurmagomedov has yet to respond to the insult from McGregor, it hasn’t stopped his agent in Ali Abdelaziz from posting the following on Twitter:
Talking shit, this guy is insulting someone’s wife and making fun of her religion and belief. He doesn’t realize he’s insulting 1.5 billon Muslims. Religion and family is a no no. You’re fucked Connor, let’s see what the media is going to say now. He’s a rapist, and a bitch.— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) April 3, 2019
McGregor and Nurmagomedov’s only Octagon encounter happened at UFC 229, with Nurmagomedov scoring a fourth round submission win on that night. The rivalry between the two has been personal for a long time now, with McGregor attacking the lightweight champion’s religion, family and now his wife.