McGregor accuses Khabib of ‘Scurrying away’ from rematch by announcing his retirement

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Conor McGregor has not held back from insulting rival Khabib Nurmagomedov when talking on The Mac Life YouTube channel.

After a long build up, Khabib and McGregor clashed at UFC 229 in 2019 where Khabib won in the 4th round by submission, now Conor is accusing the Russian fighter of ‘scurrying away’ from a rematch.

McGregor has never been light in his criticism of long term foe Khabib but stating that ‘scurrying away’ is a ‘hallmark of his career’ is sure to solicit a response from the MMA legend.

Khabib is now widely regarded as the greatest mixed martial artist of all time after retiring while undefeated and holding the lightweight title. He defended his title twice against Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje.

When talking to The Mac Life channel Conor said as quoted by the Daily Mail

‘He’s looking like an elephant, he’s looking like a little fat elephant,’

‘How he can walk away at this stage is baffling to me but each to their own, there are so many amazing fights out there.

‘Even the Tony [Ferguson] fight… I don’t care about nothing, you’re scheduled to fight a man and no matter what the fight must take place.

‘You don’t scurry away from fights but it’s been a hallmark of his career; I was not surprised to see him scurry away.’

There were reports that McGregor’s fight against Poirier at UFC 257 would be for the lightweight belt but McGregor squashed those rumours saying

‘I feel it should be but I don’t think Dana is going to be bouncing in to throw me a belt straight away with the way the year has gone.

‘I’m here to compete against good competition and the belts will come, maybe the next bout is fair.

‘I would have liked to see it for this fight but there were circumstances around the man scurrying away; they’ve given him a bit of time.’


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