Conor McGregor continues to catch backlash from fellow UFC fighters over his self-proclaimed “GOAT Thread” posted earlier in the present day, which listed one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in MMA historical past.
McGregor, who listed himself as a detailed No. 2 behind former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, already acquired ridicule from present UFC mild heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who got here in at No. 4, for by no means efficiently defending a UFC title.
Now, “Infamous” is getting a dish served chilly by rival and present UFC light-weight titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov, who submitted McGregor again in 2018 within the largest UFC combat of all time. The undefeated Russian champion had the next message for McGregor after reviewing his P4P listing, which was one way or the other lacking “Eagle.”
you tapped out in featherweight , you tapped out in light-weight and also you tapped in welterweight , you by no means defended title within the UFC or Cage Warriors , you gave up greater than GSP , Spider and Bones all collectively.
you biggest @ufc fighter in twitter historical past.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) Might 24, 2020
“You tapped out in featherweight , you tapped out in light-weight and also you tapped in welterweight , you by no means defended title within the UFC or Cage Warriors , you gave up greater than GSP , Spider and Bones all collectively. you biggest @ufc fighter in twitter historical past,” wrote Nurmagomedov through Twitter.
Whereas McGregor has etched his identify in MMA historical past as turning into the primary UFC fighter to concurrently maintain titles in two separate divisions the previous featherweight and light-weight king nonetheless doesn’t have a title protection to his identify. This was identified by Jones and now Khabib, who went way back to Cage Warriors to show his level.
McGregor is hoping to proceed his large 2020 comeback marketing campaign, which began out with a 40-second TKO end over Donald Cerrone this previous January (highlights HERE), in effort to land a rematch with Khabib later this 12 months. After all, that’s if Nurmagomedov is ready to get previous interim champ Justin Gaethje this summer time.
Ought to McGregor navigate his means right into a rematch with Khabib and reclaim the UFC light-weight title it’s unknown right now if we’d truly defend it. In spite of everything, “Infamous“ already has his sights set on welterweight.