THE WAR of words between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov has reignited on social media.
Irish superstar “Notorious” submitted in the fourth round of the 2018 UFC clash, which resulted in a huge melee inside and outside the Octagon after Khabib scaled the cage to attack his foe’s team.
The hatred between the pair is clear, with McGregor regularly calling for a rematch in order to gain his revenge on the undefeated lightweight champion.
Khabib has refused to accept the challenge so far, insisting his rival does not deserve one.
But that has not stopped him for weighing in on Twitter with a couple of digs.
McGregor posted a snap of Khabib scaling the cage to attack his team-mate, Dillon Danis, after their showdown, captioning it with “STrEeT fight”.
That caught the attention of Khabib, who responded by with a photo of him pinning McGregor against the cage and captioned that with “Heeelp”.
The Dagestani ace, 31, followed that up with a video of McGregor attacking a man in a Dublin pub from last year with the caption: “Show it to your son and say how good you are on the street fight.”
McGregor could not resist having the last word, showing a cartoon image of him and Donald Cerrone embracing after victory in his January comeback with the line: “I save my hugs for postfight”.
Khabib will next defend his belt against Tony Ferguson on April 18 in Brooklyn.
“Notorious” is rumoured to lining up a fight in July in Las Vegas.
Khabib's manager Ali Abdelaziz ruled out a rematch with McGregor this weekend unless he beats a credible opponent.
He told ESPN: “If Khabib wins on April 18, Conor McGregor is not getting a title shot – simple.
“Dana White is the best promoter of all time because he understands fighting and matchmaking.
“The only way Conor McGregor can fight for a title is if he beats someone like Justin Gaethje.
“If he were to do that, it would be hard to deny him.”
Dana White recently told TMZ Sport: “They hate each other.
“If you think you're going to do an interview with Khabib and he's going to say great things about Conor McGregor, it's never going to happen.
“If you interview Conor McGregor, he's never going to say great things about Khabib. They hate each other.”
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