Jon Jones rapidly deleted a put up from his Instagram web page which appeared to mock Khabib Nurmagomedov as soon as once more after his retirement was confirmed.
The Russian famous person initially referred to as time on his glittering profession at 29-Zero after submitting Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Combat Island again in October 2020.
Regardless of one of the best efforts of Dana White, ‘The Eagle’ caught to his resolution and honoured a promise he made to his mom within the wake of the passing of his father, Abdulmanap.
On the time, Jones was irked by his elimination from the no.1 spot on the pound-for-pound checklist rather than the Dagestan-native, in addition to with critics who recommended Khabib was the ‘Best of All Time’ (GOAT).
Pointing to his 14 UFC title defences as a transparent indication he was the superior combined martial artist, ‘Bones’ once more took a swipe at Khabib on Instagram, earlier than swiftly altering his thoughts and eradicating it from the social media website.
He wrote: “Nothing flawed with going out on prime, get pleasure from retirement Champ.”
Jones was declaring how properly his achievements ranked alongside the likes of Georges St-Pierre, Stipe Miocic and Demetrious Johnson – champions who defended their belts on a number of events.
Khabib managed to defend his light-weight title on three events earlier than hanging up the gloves; submitting Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Gaethje consecutively.
Like Jones, ‘The Infamous’ reached out to ship a reasonably condescending message to Khabib upon affirmation of his retirement, but determined to not delete the put up from his account.
“Completely satisfied retirement child, odor ya later,” He wrote on Instagram. “Always remember who got here within the recreation and made ye.
“Straight from my large Irish b****. Bear in mind people, should you hate chopping weight a lot, all you must do is transfer up a division. God bless.”
There have been hopes the 2 could meet for a second time to doubtlessly eclipse the two.four million buys on PPV they achieved in Las Vegas, however defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 means McGregor should rebuild himself as soon as extra.
Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira will compete for the vacant title at UFC 262 following Khabib’s resolution, with Poirier and McGregor set to fulfill for a 3rd time in July.