CONOR MCGREGOR has claimed Khabib Nurmagomedov “wet the bed” with his retirement from MMA.
The former undefeated lightweight champion retired in October 2020 after a submission win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi
Nurmagomedov left the sport to fulfill a promise he made to his mother after the death of his father and coach Abdulmanap.
But McGregor, 34, firmly believes The Eagle flew away to avoid a rematch with him.
Early Thursday morning, he tweeted: “Actually you know what I don’t want to fight the smell bag, there are way better fights out there.
“But let it be known that this guy is the biggest wet in the history of the fight.
“Think of the extent of that battle wound. You are an absolute bottler. Father will 100% beat you.”
McGregor came up short in her UFC 229 grudge match against Nurmagomedov four years ago, suffering a fourth-round submission loss.
During his early morning Twitter tirade, the Irishman posted a picture of himself laying against the cage while Nurmagomedov raged after submitting it.
His accompanying caption read: “The Lion King is freezing. intact. You will do nothing.
“Wait and I’ll get up, I’ll beat up the whole family. On top of the cage, the heap. That’s a bloody lion chilling right there. And a rat that knows [sic].”
Former two-division champion McGregor has not set foot in the octagon since breaking his leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July.
However, the Dubliner plans to be available for USADA drug testing in February, hoping to return to action before the end of Q1 2023.
He said late last month: “Hopefully I’ll be back soon.
“I am aiming for early 2023. Sometime in this first quarter.
“That will give me a good couple of months [to prepare].
“Once I get that done in a few days, get the camp going [for] a good few months. And let’s go.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6757529/conor-mcgregor-khabib-rematch-ufc-retirement/ Conor McGregor has dubbed Khabib a ‘bottler’ and says the bitter UFC rival is ‘wet the bed’ by retiring after father’s death.