Irish UFC star Conor McGregor has fired back at Khabib Nurmagmoedov and Paulie Malignaggi in a forthright Instagram post.
McGregor's last victory was in November 2016. Since then, he has lost to Floyd Mayweather in a boxing bout and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. The 30-year-old has been quiet since then but on Friday he hit out at both Nurmagomedov and Malignaggi, who he sparred with as preparation for that Mayweather fight, for their recent "bitching."
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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.
it comes after rumours circulated that McGregor was in negotiations to return to boxing against Malignaggi, although they have since been dismissed.
Interestingly, McGregor also referenced Khabib "bitching in the fourth round from mount position." He evidently heard his Russian opponents jeers during the fight. Nurmagomedov famously told McGregor "let's talk now" while raining fists down on top of him.
He even tried to call over to UFC president Dana White, but was interrupted before he could finish what he wanted to say.
One can expect he will respond in due course to the latest barb as well.