Khabib Nurmagomedov has as soon as once more slated his bitter rival Conor McGregor and heaped reward on Dustin Poirier after the untimely finish to their battle at UFC 264.
The Russian was one in all tens of millions who witnessed two of the perfect lightweights go head-to-head for a 3rd time on the T-Cellular Area in Las Vegas.
Though McGregor began brightly and appeared extra limber than within the defeat at UFC 257, Poirier rapidly utilised his measurement and energy to bully the Irishman again to the cage as he reigned down elbows and punches.
‘The Infamous’ was compelled to retire on the finish of the primary after struggling a horrific damaged leg, however the principle speaking level was the vicious tirade of abuse he levelled at Poirier and his spouse, Jolie, after the occasion.
Khabib vowed to make McGregor humble earlier than their grudge match in 2018 and appeared to have the specified impact because the 32-year-old was gracious earlier than and after bouts in opposition to Donald Cerrone and the rematch with Poirier in January.
But the vitriol and spite which emanated from the mouth of the previous two-weight world champion proved to be the ultimate straw for ‘The Eagle’ as he begged the MMA group to disown McGregor.
“Cash and fame present who you’re,” Nurmagomedov instructed ESPN. “On a regular basis we hear that cash and fame change individuals.
“No; when cash and fame come, these two issues present who you’re.
“And what has [McGregor] carried out? He punched an outdated man [in a bar in 2019]. You guys can watch all the things he did and perceive, it’s similar to Dustin mentioned, ‘This man is a bag of s***.’
“I noticed quite a lot of tweets attempt to help him. How are you going to help this man? When youngsters, younger technology watch him, watch this sport? If you wish to promote your battle, promote. If the MMA group goes to help this unhealthy individuals, this sport goes to go in a nasty method.”