'Typing tweets drunk': Khabib fires back at Conor McGregor rant

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter
Rivals have hit back at Conor McGregor after his Twitter rant. (Getty Images)

Khabib Nurmagomedov has savaged Conor McGregor in reply to the Irishman’s Twitter rant in which he ripped into the lightweight division.

McGregor decided to vent his feelings on Twitter after hitting send on seven posts that opined on UFC 249 without fans, the results in the lightweight division and his rival Nurmagomedov, among other things.

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McGregor went of a few tangents but confirmed that he’s ready to make a return to the octagon even if fans aren’t able to attend - insisting he wants a crack at interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC).

And, of course, it wouldn’t be a McGregor rant without a shot at Nurmagomedov, with whom he has even more of a heated history.

Nurmagomedov hit back at the Irishman in several tweets, who he defeated in at UFC 229.

Some of the tweets included photos of Nurmagomedov submitting McGregor and he mocked the Irishman for the loss.

Gaethje earned a comprehensive victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, with Ferguson nursing an orbital fracture when the bout was finally called in the fifth round.

This prompted McGregor to claim Ferguson may not be ready to fight in the short-term, so the Irishman called out Dustin Poirier and Gaethje.

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Gaethje’s manager Ali Abdelaziz responded to the tweets with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.

He said the next fight would be Nurmagomedov and Gaethje.

He said McGregor could be the co-main event, which could prompt more from McGregor soon.

With Yahoo Sport staff