CONOR MCGREGOR has renewed his battle of words with social media sensation Hasbulla – by challenging him to a sparring.
The UFC figurehead took aim at Hasbulla on social media earlier this month – branding him a “g**p” – after seeing the TikTok superstar give his pet chicken his nickname.
McGregor was quick to put down his verbal tirade against the 19-year-old, who suffers from a genetic growth hormone deficiency.
But The Notorious took aim again at the Russian early Thursday, tweeting: “Let me fight Hasbulla UFC. Big gloves and a friendly affair, I swear.”
It didn’t take long for Hasbulla – who hails from the same part of Russia as McGregor’s bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov – to respond to the now-deleted tweet.
He tweeted: “This is what I’ve been waiting for, as usual it’s deleted. Conor McGregor, @ me and leave the tweet.”
Hasbulla’s followers were quick to comment on his trolling of McGregor, saying: “I don’t think Connor would want that smoke.
“Money on Hasbi safe.”
Another said: “Connor McChicken is finally responding. But it doesn’t matter, he doesn’t stand a chance anyway.”
And another said: “As always…Hasbulla SAVAGE.”
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One remarked: “He’s scared. Hasbulla would dominate.”
Another chimed in: “You’ll smash @TheNotoriousMMA as much as @TeamKhabib.”
McGregor, 34, is currently in the final stages of his recovery from the horrific broken leg he sustained in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July.
The MMA superstar, who is currently filming a Road House remake with Jake Gyllenhaal, was set to return to the Octagon in the fall but isn’t 100 percent back just yet.
A return to the Octagon is on the cards early next year, according to his manager Tim Simpson.
He recently told MMA Junkie: “Acting was something I don’t think Conor was quite at the forefront of his mind, at the moment he’s still a world-class athlete and his focus is on being the best fighter in the world .
“But as the injury continues to heal and he continues to prepare for a comeback, the timing has worked well.
“It’s a great opportunity to make a big Hollywood blockbuster in the meantime, and it’s going to kill it.
“He’s still on course for a big return next year but this fits in perfectly in the meantime.
“The leg is still healing, I think there’s a little more work to do but he’s been training like a madman. Twice a day, every day.
“He’s been training super hard, he’s in amazing shape, it’s just the final adjustments to get the leg where it’s supposed to be.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6333707/conor-mcgregor-hasbulla-sparring-ufc/ UFC star Conor McGregor calls out Hasbulla for sparring as he continues feud with the social media icon