A change to the culture of the UFC may be coming sooner than one may think and that change has to do with UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
UFC President Dana White recently stated that Nurmagomedov is now “the man” in the UFC.
“Khabib is the man now,” White said to The Boston Globe. “Conor isn’t the man anymore, so Khabib gets to sit back and call the shots.”
One person who wasn’t very happy with what White said about Nurmagomedov is former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor, who said the following through Twitter:
Who’s not the man? Your man had that marquee event did he? More like an event in a marquee. A tent in the fucking sand it was. Keep spoofing to your self horse. Jock strap sniffer championships.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 19, 2019
McGregor and Nurmagomedov collided at UFC 229 in October of 2018, with Nurmagomedov scoring a fourth round submission victory in their grudge match. Nurmagomedov has gone onto compete at UFC 242, while McGregor hasn’t competed since that loss and also hasn't picked up a victory in over three years.