‘This Guy Wants Some Fish’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Responds to Conor McGregor’s Comments

Published 05/09/2021, 12:28 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


The back-and-forth between Khabib Nurmagomedov and his foe Conor McGregor continues, despite the two men not being close to fighting each other. This time around, however, the topic of the dispute was not fighting, but an extremely unlikely sport, fishing. 

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Gregor ‘The Gift’ Gillespie secured an impressive win this weekend at UFC Vegas 26. The former NCAA champion, Gillespie, used his wrestling well to secure a dominant win over Ferreira. Following the win, ‘The Notorious’ tweeted, “This Gregor Gillespie cat is no way in hell the best fisherman in MMA. Not even f**kin close!”

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‘The Eagle’ hit back at Conor McGregor when he tweeted, “This guy want some fish.@danawhite you promised him last time )))) @MAKHACHEVMMA @espnmma @ufc”

McGregor followed his original tweets with a claim that he was fishing. He also urged fans to pick up the activity.

Is Conor McGregor vs Islam Makhachev a possibility?

The tweet by Nurmagomedov hinted at a potential matchup between ‘The Notorious’ and his protege Makhachev. Currently, McGregor is preparing for his third fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Meanwhile, Islam, who secured an impressive win over Drew Dober at UFC 259, is currently out of action. 

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Makhachev, who is aiming for a return as soon as possible, is finding it hard to secure an opponent. A fight with McGregor, as suggested by Nurmagomedov, is very much a possibility, but a lot of things have to fall in place for it to happen. For starters, if McGregor wins the fight against Poirier, he will most definitely fight the winner of the main event at UFC 262 between Chandler and Oliveira. 

However, if he loses the fight against Dustin Poirier, a fight against Makhachev might be a possibility. For McGregor, it would be a good chance to exact revenge against Nurmagomedov and his team. For Makhachev it would be an extremely big fight, serving as a platform to launch him into superstardom just as it did for ‘The Eagle’ at UFC 229. 

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What do you make of a potential fight between Makhachev and McGregor? Do you think it is a possibility?

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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