Nurmagomedov has previously responded to the insults from McGregor, but now refers to his rival as lowlife.
“He wants to always be in the headlines,” Khabib said to RT Sport (via Lewis Mckeever of Bloody Elbow). “If you’ve noticed, after each UFC event, [he] makes comments. He praises those who win, or insults the others. This is his way of self-promotion, that’s how he makes headlines all the time. He knows what he’s doing. And I have no problem with that, he can say whatever he wants. But inside the cage he didn’t say anything. When I was hitting him in the face with my elbows and knees, he did not say anything. When I said ‘Let’s talk,’ he didn’t respond. And now, when he is thousands of kilometers away, he is saying things. That just shows what kind of lowlife he really is. When he was on the floor he didn’t speak to me, and that is what really matters.”
The two fighters are currently serving suspensions for their role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl, with McGregor’s ending this month and Nurmagomedov’s ending this summer.