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Conor McGregor rekindles feud with Khabib by bitterly declaring UFC rival ‘retiring early’ and having only ‘good few months’

CONOR MCGREGOR has broken with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s legacy, claiming his bitter opponent has only had ‘a few good months’ in the sport.

Nurmagomedov, 33 years old, called his time in his Hall of Fame career last October as the balance-to-pound king after a second round submission to Justin Gaethje.

Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from mixed martial arts at UFC 254 last October

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Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from mixed martial arts at UFC 254 last OctoberCredit: GETTY
The retirement of the Russian has angered rival Conor McGregor

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The retirement of the Russian has angered rival Conor McGregorCredit: GETTY
And The Notorious has poked a hole in the legacy of his bitter rival

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And The Notorious has poked a hole in the legacy of his bitter rivalCredit: GETTY

The Russian player retired with a perfect record of 29-0 and only lost TWO of the rounds he fought in UFC.

But McGregor affirms Dagestani’s spotless legacy as ‘good, not great.’

When asked to rate his arch-enemy’s skill set, the Irishman said: “The KO rate is low.

“Can’t kick anything. Never moved up the weight class despite almost dying trying to lift weights.

“Retired from wars many times. Retired early.

“All of that leads him to a good boxer, not a great one. He’ll be good in a few months, that’s all.”


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McGregor and Nurmagomedov Join the biggest war in MMA history in the main event of UFC 229 October 2019.

Nurmagomedov retained his lightweight title with a fourth round victory before a mass brawl broke out a few minutes later.

McGregor attempted to take out the Dagestani terminator in a rematch but was unsuccessful in his attempt to avenge his second octagon loss.

And Nurmagomedov dashed hopes of a rematch late last month by doubling down on retirement.

He told ESPN: “Nothing and nobody [can bring me back].

“We have a goal of getting this belt back. His name is Islam Makachev.

“He has to get the belt back for Dagestan. And I really believe, I really believe, [in] his skills. He can do this.

“I really believe by the end of next year we’ll be bringing this belt home.”

McGregor, 33 years old, currently recovering from the fight terrible broken leg he suffered during his three part fight with Dustin Poirier.

The Dubliner’s recovery is now ‘ahead of schedule’, a lot so The Notorious is looking to return in April to compete.

He recently said: “I will be fully participating in mixed martial arts in April. Easy!

“By then a comeback will be imminent. But I have to be patient. I will beat this!”

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