Conor McGregor, Khamzat Chimaev
Picture: Conor McGregor on Instagram

Khamzat Chimaev is already taking pictures for the celebrities by way of callouts. On Monday, the Chechen-Swede set his crosshairs on Conor McGregor.

Chimaev debuted within the UFC on July 15, profitable a middleweight struggle with John Phillips with a D’Arce choke within the first spherical. Simply 10 days’ later, the Chechen-Swede picked up his second Octagon win, mauling former BAMMA champ Rhys McKee to a first-round TKO in a welterweight struggle.

Within the wake of those two Octagon victories, which set the UFC document for the shortest time between wins, Chimaev has not been shy about his callouts. After a Twitter skirmish with McGregor coaching accomplice Dillon Danis, he’s now known as out the previous two-division UFC champion himself.

Chimaev made his callout of McGregor on Twitter.

“@TheNotoriousMMA Tab machine king rooster coronary heart @danawhite i’m hungry give me Give me dessert.”

Shortly earlier than he known as out McGregor, Chimaev additionally known as out No. 7-ranked welterweight contender Demian Maia, and No. 8-ranked welterweight contender Michael Chiesa.

Whereas Chimaev would understandably love the chance to struggle McGregor, who is way and away the most important star within the historical past of MMA, this undoubtedly seems like a untimely callout. Not solely is McGregor solely excited by fights with the most important names out there, however he’s additionally ostensibly retired from competitors.

The Irishman introduced his retirement shortly after UFC 250 in June.

“The sport simply doesn’t excite me, and that’s that,” McGregor informed ESPN shortly after asserting his retirement on Twitter. “All this ready round. There’s nothing occurring. I’m going by means of opponent choices, and there’s nothing actually there on the minute. There’s nothing that’s thrilling me.

“I’m a bit bored of the sport,” McGregor added. “I’m right here watching the struggle. I watched the final present — the [Tyron-Woodley-Gilbert Burns] present — I watched the present tonight. I’m simply not excited in regards to the sport, Ariel. I don’t know if it’s no crowd. I don’t know what it’s. There’s simply no buzz for me.”

Do you assume this callout from Khamzat Chimaev will get a response from Conor McGregor?