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Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov Meet Again in New York, No Windows Smashed

They last time they were together, Khabib Nurmagomedov was sitting on a bus and Conor McGregor was smashing windows to get inside. This time, there was no smashing. This time, there was just whiskey and unkind words.


NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Conor McGregor poses for photos during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

The UFC lightweight champ and the former lightweight champ met today at Radio City Music Hall in New York City to hype their upcoming clash, which will take place on October 6 at UFC 229. Since this is the biggest fight the UFC has in the works right now, of course the Dagestani and Irishman were put on a stage to talk trash to each other.

 

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For his part, Nurmagomedov was pretty subdued… which is about what you’d expect. Ol’ Khabib isn’t much of a trashtalker, and there’s no way he’d ever out-talk McGregor.

 

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McGregor was his usual self. He even brought a bottle of his new line of whiskey, and he coaxed boss Dana White to have a glass with him.


NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Conor McGregor shares his Irish Whiskey with UFC President Dana White during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Notable Conor McGregor-isms from the press-only affair include:

  • McGregor complaining that there were no fans there, only media. (Obviously, this was done for security reasons, because the last thing the UFC needs is McGregor fans and Khabib fans going berserk and killing each other… which they would do.)
  • Tons of trashtalk about Nurmagomedov’s ties to Russian warlords and criminals, because yes, Khabib does have some connections to them.
  • Conor promising to break Nurmagomedov’s “rat jaw”.

 

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Also worth noting is that when McGregor and Nurmagomedov squared off for the usual staredown, there were a handful of NYPD officers standing close by. I guess that whole bus incident left an impression, eh?

Here’s the video of the press conference.

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Midnight Mania! McGregor to Khabib: ‘If You Pull Out, May God Have Mercy on Your Soul’

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At the very watched press conference today, an agitated Conor McGregor dropped his best verbal lines on Khabib Nurmagomedov, promoted his new whiskey brand, shouted and postured and glared and made some geopolitical commentary about real-life murderous dictators that seemed possibly unsafe in a sporting context. He bragged and threatened, offered Khabib whiskey for his ‘birthday’ (which the Dagestani turned down, saying he doesn’t drink), pointed out that Khabib’s manager Ali Abelaziz has an abandoned son, Noah. McGregor did his research.

None of it seemed to get to Khabib even a little bit, until McGregor mentioned that Khabib better not pull out of the bout. Khabib has a history of injury that has kept him out of the Octagon for years at a time. He and former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson have four cancelled bouts between them, two of them a result of Nurmagomedov withdrawing from the bout. He has pulled out of two scheduled fights with Donald Cerrone, so McGregor’s comment seemed to hit a raw nerve. You can skip to 54:45 above and watch the exchange.

I hope so, because if you pull out, like you always do pull out, may God have mercy on your soul, trust me on that.

Khabib: Woah, woah. Who pulls out?

McGregor: You, you little pullout merchant.

Khabib went back to re-litigating the day McGregor threw a dolly at the bus Nurmagomedov was sitting on, asking why McGregor didn’t send a message to face him one on one. McGregor responded by re-iterating that Khabib sat on the bus taking a shit while McGregor assaulted it.

It was a wild time had by all.


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You still have to feel sorry that Nicco Montano didn’t get to cash in a fight as champion, but Valentina Shevchenko vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk is the best fight that could be made in the 125-lb. division.

Dustin Poirier had an idea for his fight with Nate Diaz, and it is a good idea, but welterweight would need to be moved to 175.

Georges St. Pierre thought this was hilarious.

They gambled and didn’t win

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone doing what he does, barefoot’n on the water.

This guy just walked up and threw a jumping switchkick.

Michael Trator is a lightweight, but the man is rolling with middleweight Paulo Costa.

The people making fun of Jon Jones online after the snitching story are out in droves

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Throwback Thursday

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So are the fighters and former fighters flaming Jones for being a snitch.

Tom Lawlor also flamed USADA and the UFC in general.

So did Khabib, or whoever is running his account.

RIP to Glenn Robinson, an influential figure in the sport


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Throwback

What a knockout

When you leglock with a master

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Quite the battle


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This is almost guaranteed to make your day better.

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Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov Meet Again in New York, No Windows Smashed

They last time they were together, Khabib Nurmagomedov was sitting on a bus and Conor McGregor was smashing windows to get inside. This time, there was no smashing. This time, there was just whiskey and unkind words.


NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Conor McGregor poses for photos during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

The UFC lightweight champ and the former lightweight champ met today at Radio City Music Hall in New York City to hype their upcoming clash, which will take place on October 6 at UFC 229. Since this is the biggest fight the UFC has in the works right now, of course the Dagestani and Irishman were put on a stage to talk trash to each other.

 

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HE’S HERE! #UFC229

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For his part, Nurmagomedov was pretty subdued… which is about what you’d expect. Ol’ Khabib isn’t much of a trashtalker, and there’s no way he’d ever out-talk McGregor.

 

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McGregor was his usual self. He even brought a bottle of his new line of whiskey, and he coaxed boss Dana White to have a glass with him.


NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 20: Conor McGregor shares his Irish Whiskey with UFC President Dana White during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Notable Conor McGregor-isms from the press-only affair include:

  • McGregor complaining that there were no fans there, only media. (Obviously, this was done for security reasons, because the last thing the UFC needs is McGregor fans and Khabib fans going berserk and killing each other… which they would do.)
  • Tons of trashtalk about Nurmagomedov’s ties to Russian warlords and criminals, because yes, Khabib does have some connections to them.
  • Conor promising to break Nurmagomedov’s “rat jaw”.

 

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Also worth noting is that when McGregor and Nurmagomedov squared off for the usual staredown, there were a handful of NYPD officers standing close by. I guess that whole bus incident left an impression, eh?

Here’s the video of the press conference.

The post Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov Meet Again in New York, No Windows Smashed appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC to Host Times Square Viewing Party for Khabib vs. Conor Press Conference

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is going big for its Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor press conference.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov-Conor McGregor Press Conference Set for Sept. 20 in New York

One of the most anticipated promotional events in recent memory will take place next week in New York.
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Midnight Mania! Should Khabib Fans Be Worried About This McGregor Training Video?

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Conor McGregor is gearing up for his MMA return, and it seems he is not pulling punches in the gym. I mean that literally, as he is shown dropping training partner(s) in this heavily edited and condensed training montage.

He is seen throwing an elaborate spinning roundhouse kick, practicing his bodyshots, pairing his kicks with his punches, throwing jumping switchkicks like the version of McGregor that fought Max Holloway, sticking his training partners with side-kicks to the gut, and doing a LOT of wrestling. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Dillon Danis can be seen prominently attempting to take him down, among others, and McGregor appears to drop one training partner with a shot to the head and seems to buckle another with a body blow.

Are Khabib fans worried, or confident?

McGregor faces Khabib at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, on October 6th.


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Is Khabib jacking Conor’s style?

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Brutal body knee in sparring by a world class Muay Thai athlete

Mark Hunt talks Brock Lesnar, JDS vs. his teammate Tai Tuivasa, and much more.

Mike Perry isn’t quite convinced the 9/11 conspiracy theories aren’t real but he is promoting a message of positivity here no matter what.

Gunnar Nelson has a creepy way of welcoming you to his fight team

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BJJ Scout breaks down Conor McGregor

CM Punk has been paid more in his MMA stint than most other athletes who have trained MMA their entire careers.

Chad Mendes killed this elk to feed his family for half a year.

CSA has prepared a gameplan for Cris Cyborg against Amanda Nunes

The real ‘I’ll take his head clean off’

I’m confused now which is the real image

These people are insanely talented and incredibly skilled

Khabib still doesn’t like rap concerts. Russia can be a reactionary place, and Khabib’s views seem especially reactionary.

I don’t know how staged this is, but the choke slam was hilarious.

Imagine the sparring


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Classic Pride fight, with Liddell on loan from the UFC back when they did cross promotion.

Classic

What a battle


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Amazing spot.

This guy is cooler than I will ever be

This article on the anniversary of 9/11 was utterly extraordinary

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Midnight Mania! McGregor Channels Ivan Drago: ‘If Khabib Dies, He Dies’

Conor McGregor hasn’t been in the public eye much since the UFC announced his big superfight with Khabib Nurmagomedov was announced. There have even been rumors that he’s refusing to do media for this fight, deciding instead to spend every minute training for what many consider his toughest test in the Octagon. His Instagram account certainly backs up the time he’s spent in the gym. It’s photo after photo of McGregor looking beat after hard sessions.

The latest missive that made us take note, though, is this latest Rocky reference where McGregor channels Ivan Drago…

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”If he dies, he dies,” McGregor wrote. “Then I’m paid twice.”

That’s an obvious callback to Rocky 4 after Ivan Drago beats Apollo Creed to death in the ring. Spooky. Who knows exactly how McGregor would get paid twice if that happens … it’s generally best not to consider this trash talk to seriously. Instead, let’s just appreciate the reference.


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What do I do with my hands?

Cowboy sounding inspired!

Juicy.

PVZ TV?

More hard training.

Cup.

Meanwhile at AKA…

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A much needed update from Nate Diaz.

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Return of the Roxy.

The struggle of the lower weight classes.


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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Father: We Still Want the Tony Ferguson Fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov has his long awaited showdown with Conor McGregor looming at UFC 229, but according to his father, there is still plenty of interest in another potential opponent down the road.
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Jones Inspired By McGregor, Says Irishman’s Wrestling ‘Shouldn’t Be Underestimated’ Against Khabib

Hate him or love him, Conor McGregor has done things in combat sports that no other fighter has ever even dreamed of.

The 29-year-old Irishman quickly rose the ranks as a UFC featherweight before knocking out champion Jose Aldo in 13 seconds back in 2015. After that, “Notorious” moved up in weight to fight Nate Diaz twice at 170 pounds, knocked out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York City to claim the lightweight championship and become the first fighter in UFC history to simultaneously hold two titles, and then eventually locked down a $ 100 million boxing superfight with undefeated pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Add in McGregor’s marketing expertise and ever-growing bank account and it’s easy to see why other fighters around mixed martial arts (MMA) look up to the brash Irishman. This includes former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who is currently sitting on the sidelines after failing his second United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test last year.

“Conor McGregor has definitely inspired me to reach for bigger fights,” said Jones during a recent appearance on Allow Me To Interrupt. “The higher the risk, the higher the reward. That’s my plan, take a page out of his book. And start challenging myself against some pretty scary dudes.”

While Jones is eager to return to the Octagon and test himself against the best fighters at light heavyweight and heavyweight, he can’t do anything until his USADA punishment is dished out. In the interim, “Bones” will have the chance to witness another chapter in McGregor’s historic career as “Notorious” makes his Octagon return against undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov next month at UFC 229.

It’s a matchup that looks deadly on paper for “Notorious,” but Jones believes the former two-division UFC champion shouldn’t be overlooked at this point in his career.

”I believe that Conor McGregor has wrestling,” said Jones. “I don’t think it’s at the level of Khabib. I believe that Khabib will get the majority of his takedowns that he goes for. Conor, he’s an athlete. He shouldn’t be underestimated.”

Many believe that McGregor’s only chance to defeat Khabib on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas is to catch him with one perfectly-timed left hand. That may be true, but Nurmagomedov is going to have to find a way to finish McGregor on the ground when he gets him there. To this point, Khabib hasn’t necessarily stopped opponents inside of Octagon when he should have. Just look at how long Al Iaquinta, Edson Barboza, and Rafael dos Anjos lasted amidst one-sided beatdowns by “Eagle.”

”I think Khabib, his boxing defense isn’t the the strongest. I don’t understand why he doesn’t work a lot of jiu jitsu,” explained Jones. “If you can take down anybody, why not know how to finish them? He depends on ground-and-pound and he never finishes anyone with that. Khabib is a black belt wrestler. If he adds a black belt in jiu jitsu to his recipe, he’d be extremely scary.”

Jones may be right, but that doesn’t mean Khabib still can’t dominate McGregor at UFC 229, take him down at will, and punish him on the ground for the full 25 minutes. It will be up to McGregor to get back to his feet and let his hands lead the dance.

Luckily, we will find out in one month’s time if McGregor can shock the combat world yet against and instill even more inspiration into all-time great fighters like Jones.

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McGregor continues his assault on members of Team Khabib

UFC 229 is a mere six weeks away, yet up until a few days ago headliners Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov had remained largely silent in regards to one another. Perhaps the UFC has asked them to save it for the press conference, scheduled to go down sometime in early September. Or maybe with some number around hundred million in the bank, McGregor no longer feels the need to caper for pay-per-view sales.

Whatever the case, we did finally see some shots fired a few days ago via Instagram, where McGregor has decided to attack not Khabib, but those around him. He kicked things off by messaging his opponent’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, calling him or his son or both quivering cowards. Now he’s followed that up with a message to Team Khabib member Zubaira Tukhugov, who is set to face Conor’s buddy Artem Lobov on October 27th in Moncton, New Brunswick.

That’s a problem, as far as Conor McGregor is concerned.

A true Chechen would never assist in a Dagestani led attack on another Chechen,” McGregor wrote. “A true Chechen would never take orders from a Dagestani man. This is treason. There is no worse than treason.”

Oooookay.

McGregor has never had much issue bringing up the troubled past of different areas – remember the time he said he’d invade Jose Aldo’s favela on horseback and would kill anyone who wasn’t fit to work? In this case he’s using the troubled history between Dagestan (where Khabib is from) and Chechnya (where Zubaira is from) for fodder, which is recent enough to be kinda messed up. It wasn’t Bosnia-Serbia bad, but someone from Ireland should understand that trying to stir up stuff like that isn’t cool.

Not like McGregor cares — that’s the boundary pushing trash talk that he’s embraced, and it’s served him well in the past. Yesterday was bringing fathers into it, today is stoking ethnic tensions. What delights will tomorrow bring?

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