McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) late Friday took aim at UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC) on social media by calling him a “broke b—h,” and lumped him in with another rival of his, boxer Paulie Malinaggi.
Today, Nurmagomedov reminded McGregor just what’s what with a classic point-to-the-scoreboard style response.
“You will live with this shame all your life, bi… #tapmachine #mactaper”
The slap-back was simple and effective enough that Nurmagomedov’s misspelling of “McTapper” even can be forgiven.
McGregor tapped to a fourth-round rear-naked choke in a title fight against Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 this past October. After the fight, Nurmagomedov jumped the cage and went after McGregor teammate Dillon Danis. The ensuing brawl at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas still is under the eye of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which is likely to hand down suspensions to both fighters.
UFC President Dana White recently said he believes a rematch between the two could take place in 2019 once they clear their hurdles with the NSAC. Their fight at UFC 229 was the most lucrative in UFC history, largely in part due to the back story of McGregor attacking a fighter bus Nurmagomedov was on at UFC 223 in Brooklyn in April, which led to jail time for McGregor.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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