Conor McGregor Savages Former Khabib Nurmagomedov Rival in an Unforeseen Beef: “Talk to the Foot”

Published 03/12/2022, 12:30 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 12: UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates after defeating Eddie Alvarez in their UFC lightweight championship fight during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The second best place that Conor McGregor loves to fight is on Twitter. Social media platforms seem like the juiciest location for the Irishman to speak his mind, no matter what state of mind he is in. The Irishman never fails to entertain his followers and haters alike with love for comebacks and replies on ego hits.

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Over the years on his Twitter, McGregor has been going through back and forths against his opponents from the octagon. He also has a penchant to take on and bad-mouth other fighters with whom he possibly would never even get into the octagon. But that being said, the man loves a good online fight.

The latest one that he seems to be having a conflict with, and one that he seems to be enjoying thoroughly, is against UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta. After Iaquinta took a shot at the Irishman, the latter clapped back at the Italian descent fighter on Twitter.

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To me Ricky bandejas will always be the guy that knocked out that cocky Bellator mcgregor. What a legend.” Tweeted Iaquinta, to which McGregor replied, “Talk to the foot cos the face ain’t listenin.” and posted a picture of Iaquinta getting kicked in the face by Donald Cerrone.

Who is Al Iaquinta?

With a perfect amateur record of 14-0, Al Iaquinta is an MMA fighter of Italian descent that is signed to the UFC. Making his entry into the UFC through TUF, Al Iaquinta slowly began making a name for himself in the lightweight division of the UFC.

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 14: Al Iaquinta poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Fiserv Forum on December 14, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

In a turn of events with two fighters having to pull out of the Lightweight championship, Al Iaquinta was matched up against Khabib Nurmagomedov for a 5 round main bout. He lost the fight via a unanimous decision.

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After challenging for the belt, following his loss, Iaquinta was plagued by a lot more losses than the UFC could him for.

What’s next for Conor McGregor?

Conor McGregor has been out of the UFC Octagon since his injury against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. However, ‘Notorious’ has been working hard and seems to have recovered. McGregor will look to make a return to the Octagon this year and challenge for the title.

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Although that can be tough, as McGregor is ranked very low in the lightweight rankings. The most probable opponent for McGregor can be Nate Diaz. Who do you think McGregor will face on his return? Let us know.

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Rohit Raj

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Rohit Raj is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. As a Business student, Rohit’s love for the UFC was double-sided with the business of it being just as intriguing as the martial arts aspect of it. “Don't just fight, perform” is a quote that he believes drives the most entertaining fights of the UFC, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen, and Israel Adesanya sweeping him off his feet with their skill as well as swagger and trash talk capabilities.

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