Conor McGregor calls out ‘biggest chicken’ Khabib Nurmagomedov to avenge loss in historical rematch

Conor McGregor wants a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The rivalry and hatred between the Irishman and the Dagestani might never end.


Conor McGregor calls out ‘biggest chicken’ Khabib Nurmagomedov to avenge loss in historical rematch

Conor McGregor wants a rematch with "the biggest chicken" Khabib Nurmagomedov (via Imago)

Conor McGregor is the flamboyant former two-weight UFC champion. He has once again stirred the MMA community by expressing his desire for a rematch with his rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Irish fighter last entered the Octagon in July 2021 and suffered a debilitating injury that kept him out of action. Nevertheless, he has remained vocal about his anticipated return.

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Despite Khabib’s retirement from professional MMA in 2020, McGregor is still looking for a rematch. In a recent #AskNotorious session on his official X account, McGregor was asked about who he would like to rematch. To this, he replied:

Khabib. He’s fighting’s biggest chicken.
Conor McGregor via X

McGregor’s history with Khabib Nurmagomedov stems back to their highly publicized lightweight title bout in 2018. McGregor lost the fight when the Dagestani grappling ace won with a neck crank in the fourth round. The fight has since become one of the most memorable in UFC history, owing to the two competitors’ opposing styles and personalities. McGregor, famed for his striking power and outspoken personality, has constantly desired a rematch.

The continuing feud between McGregor and Khabib has evolved beyond mere competition and into a personal and deeply ingrained enmity. Conor McGregor’s insistence in wanting a rematch displays his steadfast belief in his ability to avenge his past defeat. However, the possibility of these two famous warriors reuniting in the Octagon is bleak to none.

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Conor McGregor hints at his potential return for UFC 300

Conor McGregor sent shockwaves across the MMA community by announcing his participation in UFC 300 in a recent Twitter conversation. The excitement surrounding McGregor’s comeback has been obvious. He has been absent from the Octagon since July 2021, when he suffered a serious injury in a fight against Dustin Poirier. As a historic event, UFC 300 has inevitably become a focal point for McGregor’s likely comeback.

Conor McGregor has an impressive fight record
Conor McGregor has an impressive fight record (Image Courtesy – Business Insider India)

In response to a tweet inquiring if he was in or out for the historic event, McGregor reacted with a short confirmation of his participation in UFC 300. This announcement comes amid uncertainty about McGregor’s likely return and his coach’s contradictory claims about the timing of his return. Check out how he responded in a tweet below:

McGregor’s social media revelation contradicts earlier remarks made by his coach, adding intrigue to the evolving story. Despite McGregor’s confidence in announcing his attendance at UFC 300, John Kavanagh had hinted at a later date for his return.

Kavanagh implied that the date may not coincide with the historic event. The disparity between McGregor’s personal declaration and his coach’s words has fans and commentators alike guessing about the Irish fighter’s real comeback date.

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