Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Michael Johnson by submission on the prelim card at UFC 205.
The win keeps the Russian undefeated in his MMA career. He's now 24-0.
Post-fight, speaking to Joe Rogan in the Octagon, Nurmagomedov called out Conor McGregor.
I want to stay humble but I have to talk because your guys talk too much. I understand how crazy powerful the UFC PR machine is.
Your guy [Conor McGregor], at the beginning of the year tapped like a chicken [to Nate Diaz]. At the end of the year, he fights for the title - crazy. You know, guys, this is true. This is not trash-talking.
Ireland only has six million people, Russia has 150 million. I want to fight your chicken! This is number one easy fight in the lightweight division.
Nurmagomedov and McGregor crossed paths backstage on Friday night at the ceremonial weight-ins. The two had to be kept apart by security.
Should McGregor beat Eddie Alvarez, there's a strong chance his first defence of the lightweight belt would be against Nurmagomedov.