Another longtime enemy of McGregor’s is Paulie Malignaggi, as those two started feuding after the McGregor camp released a photo of McGregor allegedly dropping the retired boxer in the lead up to The Money Fight.
McGregor, in an apparent attempt to display some rage against his two rivals, would take to Instagram to blast both Nurmagomedov and Malignaggi:
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.
There is no word yet on when McGregor will return to action, as he and Nurmagomedov are still awaiting punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for their roles in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl.
Nurmagomedov would issue the following response to McGregor via Twitter:
No response has been issued by Malignaggi at this time.