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Khabib Nurmagomedov Just Delivered Some Hot Fire to Conor McGregor

As he’s wont to do, Conor McGregor took to serving up haymakers on social media, roasting former sparring partner and boxer Pauli Malignaggi. But he lobbed some heat at previous opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, alleging that the now-champ was a constant complainer to the ref during their fight. Here’s the Instagram post in question.

 

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Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi. Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about. Yes you heard that right. A picture. I told him here to his face. “Don’t be bitching.” Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man. Don’t be a bitch, bitching. The same thing I said to khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be bitching! Every single round bitching to the referee. He was even bitching in the fourth round from mount position. It baffled me. If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity. But a fight is a fight who gives a fuck. Crying to the referee like a proper bitch. I was trying to dig my fingers into his Adams Apple. Many individuals in the fight business, I have learned lately, are absolute bitches. I know you’s are broke boys. But don’t be broke bitches.

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Yeah, so you know how Khabib pounded McGregor out at UFC 232? The Dagestani pretty much did the same via Twitter.

BOOM.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Just Delivered Some Hot Fire to Conor McGregor

As he’s wont to do, Conor McGregor took to serving up haymakers on social media, roasting former sparring partner and boxer Pauli Malignaggi. But he lobbed some heat at previous opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, alleging that the now-champ was a constant complainer to the ref during their fight. Here’s the Instagram post in question.

 

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Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi. Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about. Yes you heard that right. A picture. I told him here to his face. “Don’t be bitching.” Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man. Don’t be a bitch, bitching. The same thing I said to khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be bitching! Every single round bitching to the referee. He was even bitching in the fourth round from mount position. It baffled me. If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity. But a fight is a fight who gives a fuck. Crying to the referee like a proper bitch. I was trying to dig my fingers into his Adams Apple. Many individuals in the fight business, I have learned lately, are absolute bitches. I know you’s are broke boys. But don’t be broke bitches.

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Yeah, so you know how Khabib pounded McGregor out at UFC 232? The Dagestani pretty much did the same via Twitter.

BOOM.

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Khabib: Enjoy The Shame, McGregor

Things are really starting to heat back up between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

McGregor engaged in some pretty serious mental warfare leading up to their fight at UFC 229 in October of 2018, while Nurmagomedov had the serene look of a man who knew it was Khabib Time. Unfortunately, just beating McGregor didn’t give Khabib the satisfaction he was looking for, so he eagle-jumped off the cage into Conor’s corner and ended up suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

For how long? No one knows. Rumors have him being barred from fighting for anywhere between six months and two years. Tune in on January 29th when the commission hearing goes down. For now we’ll just have to enjoy the back and forths between McGregor and Khabib on social media in lieu of a rematch. There’s certainly been enough.

In the latest round, Khabib got together with some of the guys who jumped McGregor for a little photoshoot. Not long after, McGregor put out an Instagram rant telling Nurmagomedov “don’t be a bitch!”

Of course Khabib responded.

”You will live with this shame all your life, bi…” Nurmagomedov wrote under a picture of him tapping Conor with a neck crank.

A rematch between McGregor and Nurmagomedov seems like the obvious next move from the UFC, and Khabib’s manager seemed to agree, stating “We need somebody who can sell pay-per-views.” Welp, unless “The Eagle” is ready to move up to light heavyweight and challenge Jon Jones, there’s not a whole lotta needle movers out there to fight. Although it is worth noting that Khabib himself still sounds willing to consider fighting real contenders. Whether that translates into ink on a bout agreement remains to be seen.

For now we remain in a holding pattern, waiting to see what the fallout is from McGregor’s UFC 229 troll job. He may not have managed to make Khabib crazy during their fight, but the brawl afterwards proved he definitely got under the Dagestani’s skin.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Just Delivered Some Hot Fire to Conor McGregor

As he’s wont to do, Conor McGregor took to serving up haymakers on social media, roasting former sparring partner and boxer Pauli Malignaggi. But he lobbed some heat at previous opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov, alleging that the now-champ was a constant complainer to the ref during their fight. Here’s the Instagram post in question.

 

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Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi. Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about. Yes you heard that right. A picture. I told him here to his face. “Don’t be bitching.” Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man. Don’t be a bitch, bitching. The same thing I said to khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be bitching! Every single round bitching to the referee. He was even bitching in the fourth round from mount position. It baffled me. If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity. But a fight is a fight who gives a fuck. Crying to the referee like a proper bitch. I was trying to dig my fingers into his Adams Apple. Many individuals in the fight business, I have learned lately, are absolute bitches. I know you’s are broke boys. But don’t be broke bitches.

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Yeah, so you know how Khabib pounded McGregor out at UFC 232? The Dagestani pretty much did the same via Twitter.

BOOM.

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McGregor Blasts ‘Broke Bitches’ Khabib, Malignaggi

Conor McGregor’s social media fingers have been busy lately and the UFC superstar continued his verbal onslaught earlier tonight (Fri., Jan. 11, 2019) with an attack on rivals Khabib Nurmagomedov and Paulie Malignaggi.

McGregor has two completely different reasons to be throwing shade and both Khabib and Malignaggi. Nurmagomedov, who is currently the UFC lightweight champion of the world, recently defeated “Notorious” via fourth-round submission at UFC 229 this past October. The two produced 2.4 million PPV buys, but remain the biggest of rivals, especially after their insane post-fight brawl.

Malignaggi, on the other hand, began his feud with McGregor leading up to the Irishman’s historic boxing crossover against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017. The former boxer helped McGregor train for “Money,” but after a highly talked about knockdown was released to the public the two fighters have been bickering back and forth ever since.

McGregor took it upon himself to lump Khabib and Malignaggi together as “broke bitches” earlier tonight with the following Instagram post:

“Let the record show. I like Paulie Malinaggi,” wrote McGregor. “Here is a confrontation between us regarding a picture he was upset about. Yes you heard that right. A picture. I told him here, to his face ‘Don’t be bitching.’ Common knowledge I would think for a fighting man. Don’t be a bitch, bitching. The same thing I said to Khabib at the end of round 3. My round. Don’t be bitching!Every single round bitching to the referee.He was even bitching in the fourth round from mount position. It baffled me. If anyone should have been saying anything to the referee, it should have been me in that 1st round. That round he held onto my legs for four minutes straight. With zero activity. But a fight is a fight who gives a fuck. Crying to the referee like a proper bitch. I was trying to dig my fingers into his Adams Apple. Many individuals in the fight business, I have learned lately, are absolute bitches.

“I know you’s are broke boys. But don’t be broke bitches.”

Maybe this had something to do with McGregor’s outburst. Or this.

McGregor, who just welcomed his second child to the world, may be willing to fight anybody who gets him his rematch with Khabib, but fight fans really don’t know what’s next for the UFC superstar. He has already been briefly linked to potential clashes with UFC contenders Dustin Poirier and Donald Cerrone, as well as throwing his own hat in the ring for a million-dollar showdown with Japanese sensation Tenshin Nasukawa, who was just destroyed by Mayweather in less than one round.

At this point, it doesn’t really matter who McGregor fights next. The former UFC champion has a knack for creating his own hype and doing enough social media publicity to break UFC PPV records left and right.

Still, this recent Instagram post is interesting to say the least. If McGregor can’t land a rematch with Khabib, maybe Malignaggi is next.

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Who Should Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight Next? – Part 2

It’s time for part 2 of the game “Who Should Khabib Fight Next?” The premise is that UFC lightweight champ in Khabib Nurmagomedov is dominant, and needs an opponent after he clears the gaping legal maw of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Khabib ideally deserves a money fight. But he just beat Conor McGregor pretty handily, forcing the Irishman to tap. So… who should be next? I say a good option would be Al Iaquinta.

Forget names like Tony Ferguson. The MMA Gods have made it clear that pairing will never happen. And Conor needs an easy fight next, otherwise he’s in danger of losing some of his precious luster. Who else is there that could move the needle?

How about the last person to go the distance with the Dagestani grinder? You know, the dude who took the matchup on about a day’s notice, and ended up going the distance. Heck, for his sheer grit, Iaquinta earned Khabib’s respect. So much so that Khabib watched “Ragin’ Al” beat up Kevin Lee this past weekend intently.

If Iaquinta was able to withstand Khabib’s withering beatdown and go a full five rounds, how well would Iaquinta do with, say, a full fight camp to prepare?

After beating up Lee, Iaquinta wasted no time crapping on McGregor and demanding a rematch with Khabib. As per MMAFighting:

“If Conor thinks he’s getting a rematch before me, I think that’s some nonsense,” Iaquinta said after defeating Kevin Lee via unanimous decision in the main event of UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday night.”

“I’m the guy who if he wants to get a rematch, I’m the guy,” Iaquinta said. “No immediate rematch for him, he tapped out. I took it like man on a week’s notice, he had all the time in the world to prepare, and he wanted a way out.”

In case he hadn’t made his point clearly enough, he made sure to punctuate it “Raging Al”-style.

“I’m the f*cking guy in this division.”

What do you think? Not just if Iaquinta has a chance in beating Khabib, but if this is a worthwhile fight to make?

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Who Should Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight Next? – Part 2

It’s time for part 2 of the game “Who Should Khabib Fight Next?” The premise is that UFC lightweight champ in Khabib Nurmagomedov is dominant, and needs an opponent after he clears the gaping legal maw of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Khabib ideally deserves a money fight. But he just beat Conor McGregor pretty handily, forcing the Irishman to tap. So… who should be next? I say a good option would be Al Iaquinta.

Forget names like Tony Ferguson. The MMA Gods have made it clear that pairing will never happen. And Conor needs an easy fight next, otherwise he’s in danger of losing some of his precious luster. Who else is there that could move the needle?

How about the last person to go the distance with the Dagestani grinder? You know, the dude who took the matchup on about a day’s notice, and ended up going the distance. Heck, for his sheer grit, Iaquinta earned Khabib’s respect. So much so that Khabib watched “Ragin’ Al” beat up Kevin Lee this past weekend intently.

If Iaquinta was able to withstand Khabib’s withering beatdown and go a full five rounds, how well would Iaquinta do with, say, a full fight camp to prepare?

After beating up Lee, Iaquinta wasted no time crapping on McGregor and demanding a rematch with Khabib. As per MMAFighting:

“If Conor thinks he’s getting a rematch before me, I think that’s some nonsense,” Iaquinta said after defeating Kevin Lee via unanimous decision in the main event of UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday night.”

“I’m the guy who if he wants to get a rematch, I’m the guy,” Iaquinta said. “No immediate rematch for him, he tapped out. I took it like man on a week’s notice, he had all the time in the world to prepare, and he wanted a way out.”

In case he hadn’t made his point clearly enough, he made sure to punctuate it “Raging Al”-style.

“I’m the f*cking guy in this division.”

What do you think? Not just if Iaquinta has a chance in beating Khabib, but if this is a worthwhile fight to make?

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Who Should Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight Next? – Part 2

It’s time for part 2 of the game “Who Should Khabib Fight Next?” The premise is that UFC lightweight champ in Khabib Nurmagomedov is dominant, and needs an opponent after he clears the gaping legal maw of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Khabib ideally deserves a money fight. But he just beat Conor McGregor pretty handily, forcing the Irishman to tap. So… who should be next? I say a good option would be Al Iaquinta.

Forget names like Tony Ferguson. The MMA Gods have made it clear that pairing will never happen. And Conor needs an easy fight next, otherwise he’s in danger of losing some of his precious luster. Who else is there that could move the needle?

How about the last person to go the distance with the Dagestani grinder? You know, the dude who took the matchup on about a day’s notice, and ended up going the distance. Heck, for his sheer grit, Iaquinta earned Khabib’s respect. So much so that Khabib watched “Ragin’ Al” beat up Kevin Lee this past weekend intently.

If Iaquinta was able to withstand Khabib’s withering beatdown and go a full five rounds, how well would Iaquinta do with, say, a full fight camp to prepare?

After beating up Lee, Iaquinta wasted no time crapping on McGregor and demanding a rematch with Khabib. As per MMAFighting:

“If Conor thinks he’s getting a rematch before me, I think that’s some nonsense,” Iaquinta said after defeating Kevin Lee via unanimous decision in the main event of UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday night.”

“I’m the guy who if he wants to get a rematch, I’m the guy,” Iaquinta said. “No immediate rematch for him, he tapped out. I took it like man on a week’s notice, he had all the time in the world to prepare, and he wanted a way out.”

In case he hadn’t made his point clearly enough, he made sure to punctuate it “Raging Al”-style.

“I’m the f*cking guy in this division.”

What do you think? Not just if Iaquinta has a chance in beating Khabib, but if this is a worthwhile fight to make?

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Midnight Mania! Khabib Has Worst Possible Advice For Female Fighters

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was asked if he had advice for female fighters. The Dagestani took his time before giving his response.

Be a fighter inside your home.

The audience erupted into cheers. Khabib continued.

All the time, finish your husband. [more cheers] smash him really bad.

This is far from the first time a male mixed martial arts champion has expressed regressive views regarding the role of women in the sport. George St. Pierre earned the ire of female mixed martial artists a few years ago by expressing his admittedly ‘traditional’ views about women and cage fighting. Khabib’s compatriot Fedor Emelianenko is also on record disapproving of female fighters in mixed martial arts (though, oddly enough, boxing or wrestling are fine).

This also isn’t Khabib’s first brush with controversy. He advised his countrymen in an Instagram post about the immorality of rap music, he has endorsed criminal Russian oligarchs, and of course he ignited a post-fight brawl with Conor McGregor’s teammates.


Insomnia

UFC PR evidently told MMA media to refrain from any questions about Greg Hardy’s past, and MMA media complied.

No one told the UFC to sign Greg Hardy, who according to evidence and sworn testimony has a record of domestic violence (his conviction was overturned on appeal and expunged after he settled with the victim), and certainly no one told them to book him on the same card as very recent domestic violence survivor Rachael Ostovich.


The UFC will look to move Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw to main event their January ESPN card in Brooklyn.

John Lineker shouldn’t be able to beat Dominick Cruz, but his power and aggression means the fight will be Cruz dancing on a knife edge.

We make fun of Tito Ortiz a lot but this is me in front of a camera too:

Down she goes

At least he tried…


Random Land

This is why people don’t like PETA.

Speaking of animals, the Russians sent their cosmonauts into space with pistols: three-barreled pistols with a machete attachment. It makes sense once you realize that the pistols were for bear.

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Khabib Willing To Box McGregor, Prove He’s The Better Striker

“What would you do for a Klondike bar?”

Would you box Conor McGregor? Punch-punch-punch!

Would you post nonsensical clickbait? Click-click-click!

Now that Floyd Mayweather is too busy training to pay attention to the theatrics of UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, the 30 year-old grappler is forced to troll elsewhere, so I guess it only makes sense to come full circle.

At least now we understand his obsession with boxing.

“As for the fight against Conor under boxing rules, this is a fight we are interested in,” Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, told the Russian media. “Khabib showed that he is able to beat the best strikers of mixed martial arts. He said this before, but few believed it. However, after strong victories over Michael Johnson, Edson Barboza, and Conor, people begin to believe.”

Nurmagomedov (27-0) has only been outstruck once in 11 trips to the Octagon, and that was by Gleison Tibau back in summer 2012. But most of “The Eagle’s” offense comes from top position, as the Sambo master has 52 takedowns during that same span.

I guess his newfound confidence on the feet came during his five-round jab-a-thon opposite the flat-footed Al Iaquinta earlier this year in New York, followed by the knockdown Nurmagomedov scored in his submission win over McGregor at UFC 229.

Is it time to see “The Eagle” take his talents to this upstart boxing promotion?

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